We love math and all of its patterns and sequences! The Fibonacci sequence might just be our favorite – it’s an amazing mathematical pattern that can be found throughout nature.
To make the Fibonacci sequence, you begin with zero and one, and take their sum to arrive at the next number. In other words, the sum of the two preceding values equals the next value. So the first numbers are:
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 and so on.
When you use the numbers in the Fibonacci sequence as a guide to drawing squares, the result is a mathematical spiral that can be found everywhere – from the petals of flowers to the ways galaxies are formed!
Want to map the Fibonacci sequence at home or in your classroom? Watch the video for an overview, gather the materials listed at the right, and follow the instructions below!