What is this product?
This product is a small activity that involves the Fibonacci Sequence. Students will start by learning a small history about Fibonacci and what the Fibonacci sequence is and how terms are found, Then, you will teach them how Fibonacci numbers relate to area. Finally, students will learn that if these Fibonacci areas are arranged in a spiral fashion that it creates a Fibonacci Spiral. Students are then given an opportunity to create their own Fibonacci Spiral
When can I use this product?
This lesson can fit into any chapter or grade where series, patterns, exponents, or areas are involved. Depending on the grade, you can easily adapt the concepts to be easier or more difficult.
What is included in this product?
- A word document containing a worksheet (there is a student version and a teacher version) for easy manipulation
- A PDF version of the worksheet for easy copying
My Experience with this product
I have only taught this lesson with students in Grade 8 or older because I have never taught the younger grades, however, I believe this activity can be easily adapted for younger students. The students I have taught in the past really like this activity because for some reason they don't think it is math! I always stress during this activity that the most important thing is to expand their minds and just think about how numbers and areas and exponents all relate to each other. Because Fibonacci numbers are so prevalent in nature, students are instantly engaged because they can apply these concepts to the world around them. I always use the Fibonacci Spirals that they create in class to decorate a bulletin board in my room and it always looks fantastic. I have followed up this activity by bringing in a bunch of pine cones so students could try counting Fibonacci Spirals and it is always a lot of fun.
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