Summer Schools: Investigations with Pascal’s triangle (age 10–12)

2.00pm to 4.30pm, Monday 13 August

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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    Credit: via Tim Mitchell
  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 10–12

  • Speakers

    • Jenny Sharp


Standard £30

Ri Young Members £25.50

Event description

Come on a journey with Jenny Sharp to explore some of the many patterns hidden within Pascal’s Triangle.

In this hands on session, students will investigate some of the fascinating features of Pascal's Triangle and discover how this apparently simple array of numbers hides a wealth of fascinating mathematical ideas: geometric shapes, probability and even fractals.

About the speaker

Jenny Sharp works at Plymouth University. As well as teaching on the undergraduate programmes, she runs a very busy mathematics enrichment programme for schools throughout Devon and Cornwall, running workshops for pupils and their teachers from Year 5 through to Year 10.

Jenny is also a regular Ri Mathematics Masterclass speaker and has delivered Masterclasses on a wide range of topics.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 10–12 year-olds. There will be a short break during the workshop and a drink and a small snack will be provided. Students should bring their own snack if they have any allergies.

Mathematics Summer School workshops are based on Ri Masterclasses. Students who have attended a Masterclass series which included a session on a similar topic may have already seen some of the content in this workshop. Please contact us on with any questions.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (fourteen calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult. Please contact Anna Comino-James preferably via telephone on +44 (0)1844 351666, or at their email address

Ri Young Members receive 15% off workshops

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