Fibonacci Sequence

Fibonacci Sequence

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.

While these are aimed at adults, she enjoyed both…
The Fibonacci Sequence: Nature’s Code on SciShow
The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Arthur Benjamin

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?

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