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Math in Nature Part 4: Lucas and Fibonacci Numbers in Nature

Middle - Secondary

Sophie Penner

Sophie Penner

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Sophie creates educational videos at Pinnguaq and is interested in math, English, and history. She enjoys creating videos, writing, and spending time in nature. Currently, she is in 12th grade at the Virtual Learning Centre.

Part 4 explains Fibonacci numbers in greater detail but also introduces Lucas numbers and phi.  Relationships between Fibonacci and Lucas numbers, as well as Fibonacci number’s relation to phi is explained. Viewers are encouraged to look at different plants and see if the number of spirals or petals on these plants matches one of the numbers in the series, and they are encouraged to draw their plant spirals. 

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