Thursday, 13 September 2018

Beauty in maths: Fibonacci numbers in nature

Can you keep this sequence going?
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8. 13, ...

We were pleased that many of our students can... we've been exploring Fibonacci numbers and how they keep cropping up in nature. Here are some videos to whet your interest...


We also explored counting spirals in pinecones and draw our own spirals using Fibonacci numbers, we're wondering where else they are around us. Here are some of our first thoughts:


Ziya - it made my mind super screwy. I know I can do maths with patterns and swirls.
Pyrenees - it makes me wonder how many more things have spirals. I wonder about trees and fingerprints and in Maori tattoos.
Sammy - it made me feel like dizzy and swirly. It makes me want to learn more about swirls.
Cameron - Eloise’s necklace is a swirl!
Coco - There are so many swirls in the world.





We also drew spirals using the Fibonacci code...

1 comment:

  1. Salut à tous !

    Nous avons eu beaucoup de plaisir à participer à votre enquête sur "La beauté dans les Maths". Nous faisons 45 minutes de danse chaque semaine et vendredi dernier nous avons créé un lien entre la danse et les mathématiques. Vous pouvez voir et commenter notre diaporama sur notre blog de classe : http://cm1.galligani.eu/2018/09/14/beauty-in-maths/ .
    Bravo pour vos excellentes idées qui rendent plus agréables nos apprentissages.
    Nous sommes très fiers et très heureux d’être en contact avec vous, depuis l’autre côté du Monde.

    We had a lot of fun participating in your inquiry "Beauty in Maths". We have dance class for 45 minutes each week and on the last Friday we created a link between dance and mathematics. You can see and comment our slideshow on our class blog : http://cm1.galligani.eu/2018/09/14/beauty-in-maths/ .
    Congratulations for your excellent ideas that make our learning more enjoyable.
    We are very proud and very happy to be in touch with you from the other side of the World.

    À très bientôt pour de nouveaux échanges.
    Amitiés.

    Serge Galligani et les élèves du CM2 de l’école de Brindas, France

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