Easy Prep. Ready-to-Go Printables! Explore the Fibonacci Sequence in your classroom with this exciting enrichment resource!
This is a complete 2.5 Hour Enrichment Workshop perfect for a GATE pullout program, Monthly Gifted Curriculum, Parent-led enrichment, Grade-level rotation, Homeschool, After-school or Sub Plans
Did you know Fibonacci Day is November 23?
Start off by reading Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci. Discussion questions and review follow
If you have access to YouTube, watch The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers 1: Arthur Benjamin
Other activities include:
Investigate Fibonacci in Nature.
Compose a bee family diagram which demonstrates the Fibonacci Sequence in growth. Find math in art as students design their own folder with Fibonacci Artwork.
Students will find that math can be poetic when they formulate their own Fib poem.
Lastly, have fun playing a game of strategy called Fib Nim!
Investigating the Fibonacci Sequence is a fabulous way to explore numbers and patterns within the world around us.
The Fabulous Fibonacci Workshop meets the requirements for the CA Dept. of Education’s Gifted Program Standards
This activity is suggested for grades 4-6.
As a GATE Teacher, I created this enrichment activity as part of a monthly GATE Enrichment Pullout Program. It’s tested and approved by over 200 gifted learners.
Several brain friendly strategies are in place as well, such as: flow, laughter, art, movement and chunking
Please see the preview file for the Teacher Notes for a detailed synopsis of what your students will be doing and the materials you will need. Here's a quick breakdown:
Teacher Notes with directions and suggestions for leading activities
A schedule with number of minutes to allot for each activity
Student activity pages
California GATE Program Standards (synopsis)
All you have to do is print the workshop pages, make student copies and gather a few common classroom items.
The following materials are needed to complete all activities:
Construction paper 12x18 white preferred
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci
Optional: YouTube access, shells, pinecones, pineapples, flowers, cauliflower etc…for up close real Fibonacci examples
Small counting objects, such as penne pasta or pennies (~15-20 per student pair)