Fibonacci Fun!

This week we are learning about Fibonacci numbers. They are a mathematical sequence of numbers that occur by adding a number and its answer together. It starts with 1 & 1, then you add those two numbers to get 2. Then 1 + the answer 2 = 3, 2+3=5 and so on. So the first 11 numbers in a Fibonacci sequence are 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89. Get it?  These numbers are currently found in nature. We looked at things like in flowers and other different types of plants to see if we could find these numbers… flowers, pinecones, petals and leaves. We found out that most of the flowers that we had were not Fibonacci numbers! Our guess was that they would have been but were happy to find that the pinecones were Fibonacci (5) pineapples had 8 & 13 spirals on them. Even the top leaves on the pineapple had 5 leaves on one layer! We made Fib kabobs for lunch… Oh the joy of food and Fibonacci!!!

We included links to a GREAT video and book that talk all about it at the bottom of the post.

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A super fun video – part 1 of 3 by Vi Hart a Musicmatician!

A wonderful book on Fibonacci numbers:

http://www.amazon.com/Growing-Patterns-Fibonacci-Numbers-Nature/dp/1590787528/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1427388817&sr=8-3&keywords=fibonacci+numbers+books

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