# Fibonacci Sequence

by on September 6, 2011

In mathematics, the Fibonacci Sequence is a sequence of numbers that continue as a pattern. As you see these numbers below, the Fibonacci Sequence  is the sum of the two previous numbers, starting with 0 and 1.. For example, see the numbers 3 and 5. If you add them you will get the number next to it (8).

Example of Fibonacci Sequence: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89 …

Fibonacci numbers are found in petals on flowers, seed heads, pine cones, leaf arrangements, vegetables and fruit. The Fibonacci Sequence can be used to make music, art and architecture. For music and art, the Fibonacci Sequence can be used to create a rhythm or a beat in a song or a dance etc. Also in architecture, it can be used to create patterns in buildings. For example, the base could include 89 bricks than the second floor could have 55 bricks and so on. See picture of Fibonacci Sequence building structure below:

The Fibonacci Sequence is made by Leonardo Fibonacci (“son of Bonaccio”) also called Leonardo of Pisa. He was a thirteenth-century Italian mathematician. He was one of the first people in Europe to use the Arabic numbering system. Leonardo Fibonacci was born about 200 years after Leonardo da Vinci died.

This is a image of a sunflower. In this sunflower you will be able find the Fibonacci Sequence. If you see closely the seeds going right will include 34 seeds and the seeds going left will form 55 seeds. These numbers are part of the Fibonacci Sequence. Also from the middle of the sunflower you will see the pattern of the Fibonacci Sequence.

Sources

http://www.brainpop.com/math/numbersandoperations/fibonaccisequence/

http://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/fibonacci_golden_section.php

http://www.surfnetkids.com/fibonacci.htm

Images

http://plus.maths.org/content/comment/reply/2571

todaysnest.com

http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hosted-sites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibnat.html

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