Fabulous Fibonacci and His Nifty Numbers

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Fibonacci numbers are not only found in the classroom but also in nature. Explore the concept of Fibonacci numbers through a series of lessons designed to gain insight into the mathematical reasoning behind the number pattern, and spark dialogue about observations made in nature. Scholars apply their new-found knowledge with a written poem, original number pattern, rectangle, and spiral.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Go on a nature walk around campus to identify Fibonacci patterns 
  • Invite scholars to share their poems and other findings with their peers
  • Offer time for class members to attempt solving the pupil created number patterns, and reward them as you see fit
Classroom Considerations

  • The series of lessons was created for learners who are gifted and/or capable of working independently
  • Copies are required for those taking part in lesson activities
  • Although the lesson can be implemented at home, the lesson states it is best completed in a classroom environment  
Pros

  • Kid-friendly language is used throughout the entire lesson
  • The overall design of the resource is clean and easy to follow
Cons

  • Some links are broken