Mrs S found some great picture books to share with us last week. We have just finished a science unit all about plants. Mrs S first shared the book called Growing Patterns by Sarah Campbell. It has some fabulous photographs of flowers and it introduced us to a very special set of numbers.
The next day she read us the book called Blockhead by Joseph D’Agnese. It told us about the life of Leonardo of Pisa and his fascination for numbers. In the book we found out about Roman Numerals and also our Hindu-Arabic numerals and a very special number pattern that is now known as the Fibonacci Sequence.
Did you know that Leonardo of Pisa was one of the mathematicians responsible for our ancestors changing from the Roman Numeral number system to the Hindu-Arabic number system?
We explored the first 25 Fibonacci numbers and found some very interesting facts. Did you know that the fifth Fibonacci number is five? The 12th Fibonacci number is 144 which can be made by multiplying 12 by 12. There is also a great pattern of odd and even numbers. Do you know what it might be?
Here some very interesting Youtube videos that share things about the Fibonacci Sequence.
Please leave a comment on this post to tell us something interesting that you know about these very special numbers.