It’s our last post of this year’s craft month collaboration. We’re ending our STEAM activities with mathematics and the Fibonacci sequence.
This was quite a challenge for me and I wasn’t sure how I was going to teach a 7 year old the Fibonacci sequence. Luckily she got it really quickly and had fun practicing it.
What is the Fibonacci Sequence?
The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers:
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, …
The next number is found by adding up the two numbers before it.
- The 2 is found by adding the two numbers before it (1+1)
- The 3 is found by adding the two numbers before it (1+2),
- And the 5 is (2+3),
- and so on!
Applications of the Fibonacci Sequence
We went on to discuss where we find the Fibonacci sequence in nature and mathematics.
I found that the best way to explain to Lexi is if I don’t explain. Instead, I find relevant YouTube videos for her to watch.
Fibonacci Sequence Activity
I was looking for a quiet activity that Lexi could do on her own. So this week I kept it simple. I printed a few Fibonacci circle patterns from the Internet and let her colour them.
Before You Go…
Have you seen what our friends have created this week?