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Media Clips
Media Clips: Pascal’s Triangle in Chinese; Effects of Grade Deflation


February 2008, Volume 101, Issue 6, Page 428

This month: An early Chinese version of Pascal's triangle and the effects of grade deflation. Media Clips provides opportunities to students to analyze items from the media, such as advertisements and newspaper articles, to answer mathematical questions related to the article. The section includes short items from the media that highlight interesting uses or misuses of mathematics that are appropriate for classroom study. Media Clips is a regular department of Mathematics Teacher.

Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Data Representation
Grades 9-12
Geometry & Measurement
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Number Patterns