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Fibonacci in Nature

Fibonacci in Nature

Author: Mayra Ceja Del Toro

We will learn the Fibonacci sequence and where it can be found in nature. Including the close interaction math has within our daily lives. 

Standard: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.A.3 Recognize that sequences are functions, sometimes defined recursively, whose domain is a subset of the integers. For example, the Fibonacci sequence is defined recursively by f(0) = f(1) = 1, f(n+1) = f(n) + f(n-1) for n ≥ 1.

Objective: Students will be able to explain Fibonacci numbers and their origin and relate to 
Identify Fibonacci numbers in nature and art.
Generate the next numbers in the Fibonacci sequence.
Create an original number sequence.

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Big Idea


Think BIG

Think of any 2 starting numbers. Generate the first 10 terms of that sequence (including the 2 you thought of). Then add them up. Do a few examples. I will then tell you what yours added up to, based on your 2 original numbers.  

Use half a sheet of paper, and show work (formula and steps used). I will collect work at the end of the period.