Tagged: Golden Ratio


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...


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...


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...