Tagged: Golden Ratio

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Sunflowers are applied mathematicians at heart

I have known about the beauty of the pattern of seeds in the heads of sunflowers for a long time now, but still stare in wonder just as I did when I saw it the first time. You count the number of spirals in each direction and find that they are two consecutive numbers in the Fibonacci Sequence. I recently...

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Tweeting using the Golden Ratio

It’s well known that many architectural designs base their proportions on the Golden Ratio including the Egyptian Pyramids, the Parthenon, the Notre-Dame of Laon cathedral etc and that the ratio appears all over the natural world including the length to width of the DNA helix. However, I bet you didn’t know that the Golden Ratio has worked it’s way into...

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The Fibonacci Sequence in nature

As the end of term draws near we are all looking for lessons to inject a bit of fun into the last two weeks of term. I need some display work for my classroom so am getting the pupils to create posters about the famous mathematician Fibonacci. After introducing the Fibonacci Sequence, I then showed the pupils this presentation which...