**Title:** Binomial Expansion -Shortcut Please

**Description:**
This lesson is an introduction to Binomial Expansion and the Binomial Theorem. Students begin by expanding binomials using multiplication. They will examine the expansions looking for patterns. These patterns will be used to develop the Binomial Theorem. Both Pascal's Triangle and Combinations will be used to complete the Binomial Expansion.
This lesson results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] PRE (9-12) 13: (+) Know and apply the Binomial Theorem for the expansion of (*x* + *y*)^{n} in powers of *x* and *y* for a positive integer *n*, where *x* and *y* are any numbers, with coefficients determined, for example, by Pascal's Triangle. (The Binomial Theorem can be proved by mathematical induction or by a combinatorial argument.) [A-APR5]

**Subject:**Mathematics (9 - 12)

**Title:**Binomial Expansion -Shortcut Please

**Description:**This lesson is an introduction to Binomial Expansion and the Binomial Theorem. Students begin by expanding binomials using multiplication. They will examine the expansions looking for patterns. These patterns will be used to develop the Binomial Theorem. Both Pascal's Triangle and Combinations will be used to complete the Binomial Expansion. This lesson results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.