Have some fun with sequences by creating Fibonacci Spirals
in this ready-to-use activity. Students learn about examples of fibonacci sequence in art and nature and then apply the sequence to creating spirals as well as learning how to scale their drawings and what happens to the ratios in different scales.
Students are introduced to Fibonacci’s observations about nature. Students work together to identify the pattern. Students then apply the pattern, using graph paper to draw a Fibonacci spiral. The first part of the spiral makes half of a heart. Students use the graph paper to draw hearts of different sizes, using ratio/scale to create a variety of different sized hearts. This is scale, ratio, and number pattern all rolled into one!
NOTE: This product was revised 1/25/16.
This detailed guide includes:
● Complete teacher’s guide for a 75-90 minute lesson
● Student handouts on Fibonacci spiral and Scaling
● Examples of Fibonacci’s spiral in nature
● A complete materials list
● Sample of student work
Available as a part of a money saving bundle on Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences: Notes, practice, and review
Sequences related products include
- Arithmetic Sequences: Interactive Notebook Foldable (HSF.BF.A.2.).
- Arithmetic Sequences: Task Cards for Practice & Review (HSF.BF.A.2.)
- Geometric Sequence: Interactive Notebook Notes and Practice (HSF.BF.A.2.)
- Arithmetic and Geometric Sequence: Mixed Review Activity (HSF.BF.A.2.)
- Geometric Sequences: Matching task cards for scavenger hunts
- Sequences: Mixed review challenger matching task cards (added 2/10/16)
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