Tuesday, November 17, 2009

There's more than one way to cut the hedge

What do you think of this for thinking outside the square? Not sure if OSH would be impressed but they've got themselves in the news.

Click here to read the newspaper article

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fibonacci in Nature

Well done to those clever mathematicians who have posted their findings.

Fibinacci Numbers can be found all around us. Below are some more research questions to guide your inquiry.

Where in nature can you find Fibonacci numbers appearing?
What occurences are related to flowers?
What relevant pictures can you find?
Where do spirals come into this?
Are any special names given to these spirals?
Can you explain what is going on in these situations?
What else have you discovered about this topic?

Good Luck Mr E

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fibonacci Continued

Well done to those of you that worked out 144.

The Fibonacci Sequence is; 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144,233,377,610,987, ...

How far can you work it out?

How would you write this pattern as an algebraic equation?

Research Questions:
What does the name mean?
What other names did he have?
When did he live?
What was the Liber Abaci?
How was it printed?
Why was it written?
What else can you find out about Fibonacci or his family?

Use the links below to conduct some research afterwhich you will present your findings.