Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers
In this webquest, students will answer 10 questions about the Golden Ratio, the number phi, and Fibonacci numbers. Students should have access to the internet to complete this activity. Answer key is included.
I have also included a page of rectangles whose sides are in are in different proportion to each other. Psychological studies have shown that people will tend to choose the “most beautiful” rectangle to be the one that are in the golden ratio. Have your class give it a try!
I have also included a page of directions about how to draw a Golden Rectangle. You may wish to ask students why the resulting rectangle is Golden.
I have also included a page of directions about how to draw a Rectangle using Fibonacci numbers.
I have also included links to several websites and youtube videos that you may find useful regarding this topic.
Use activities like this to show your students that there is more to math than lessons in a textbook! The web quest is great for a sub lesson plan.