Saturday, November 23, 2013

Happy Fibonacci Day!

It's Fibonacci Day!



A little information about the Fibonacci sequence…

The Fibonacci sequence begins like this…

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, …

The next number is generated by adding the two previous  numbers together.

There is so much to study and learn and wonder about when thinking about the Fibonacci sequence.  It leads us right to the golden ratio and to wonder about things such as DaVinci's Mona Lisa and the pyramids in Egypt.



So the question is, why is it Fibonacci Day today?  

Well, it is 11-23 of course - the first four numbers of the Fibonacci sequence!

I love teaching the students about things like this that aren't easily placed into the curriculum.  Do you know of any good resources that I can use in my classroom?



3 comments:

  1. Never thought about Fibonacci Day before. Any excuse for a math class holiday sounds good to me!

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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    1. LOL - now if we could just tie in food somehow :)

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  2. what a great giveaway...I'm so glad I found your blog. I would love to participate in the next giveaway that you do!

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