activity furnishes opportunities for students to investigate and explore
figurate numbers, for example, triangular, square, pentagonal, hexagonal,
inspirational, and student-created figurate numbers. The activity also
discusses potential real-world applications of the mathematics of figurate
numbers. Teachers and students might revisit the May 1984 issue of Student Math
Notes on Pascal’s Triangle, which provides additional discourse on particular
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