FIBONACCI CONNECTIONS
by Todd O’Neill

SUBJECT:
Pre-Algebra, Geometry, or General Math

TOPIC:
Fibonacci Sequence


Todd O’Neill
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SUBJECT: This bulletin board could be used in a Pre-Algebra class (except for problem #6), or Geometry, or General Math

TOPIC: With this bulletin board we honor Leonardo Pisano, better known by his nickname Fibonacci. The bulletin board depicts several of the interesting connections that the Fibonacci sequence has to nature, art, architecture and math.

INTERACTIVITY: Students will use the blackboard incorporated in the design of the Golden Rectangle to do calculations and to complete the Fibonacci Spiral with the attached chalkboard compass.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Use the black square on the bulletin board (it’s chalkboard paper), along with a piece of chalk, as a scratch pad to do your calculations for the problems below.

TIME: 5 to 10 minutes

SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION: No special materials other than the "chalkboard" contact paper. That was purchased at a local teacher supply store (Becker’s). Also, the spiral in the Golden Rectangle could be difficult to complete without the large compass. It was needed to draw the Fibonacci Spiral in the 21", 13", and 8" squares. All the pictures used were from a variety of internet sites.

CREDIT: Students receive extra credit points for the completed worksheet.

Todd O’Neill
Fall 2006