Growing Patterns

In April I shared several books and ideas for learning more about the Fibonnaci sequence. Here is one more title to add to that collection, Growing Patterns by Sarah Campbell. Using stunning photographs, Campbell explores the appearance of the Fibonacci numbers in nature.

Interestingly, the progression of the photograph layouts represent a Fibonnaci spiral. The text begins with a very simple pattern and advances to more complex mathematical concepts.

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If possible bring an assortment of flowers, seed heads, fruit etc into the classroom for students to examine.

Discovery education offers an excellent lesson plan that includes a set of activity sheets that can help guide students as they investigate Fibonacci numbers found in nature.

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