## Monday, 19 October 2015

### Fibonacci Numbers

We learnt the rule of the Fibonacci sequence. Fibonacci numbers are an interesting mathematical idea.
The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers:
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, ...
The next number is found by adding up the two numbers before it.
• The 2 is found by adding the two numbers before it (1+1)
• Similarly, the 3 is found by adding the two numbers before it (1+2),
• And the 5 is (2+3),
• and so on...

We did some investigations-
We had to continue the pattern and see how far we got.
We did other challenges too:

On many plants, the number of petals is a Fibonacci number and the seed distribution on sunflowers has a Fibonacci spiral effect.

The Fibonacci number pattern can also be seen elsewhere in nature:

• with the rabbit population
• with snail shells
• with the bones in your fingers
• with pine cones
• with pineapples

We drew the patterns on a piece of squared paper.

We went for a treasure hunt.

We enjoyed watching:

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