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Growing Patterns by Sarah Campbell

Growing Patterns

by Sarah Campbell

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This book shows Fibonacci numbers in plants found in nature. It explains what the numbers are and how to find them by adding the previous number. I like how they relate these numbers to plants. I could see children having a lot of questions still about these numbers and this book once they finished reading. ( )
  NoelAbadie | Apr 19, 2016 |
This book gives students assistance in understanding Fibonacci numbers. Through the photographs in the book, it becomes much easier to understand and see this pattern in nature. ( )
  cbuquet5 | Apr 18, 2016 |
With few words and catchy, carefully-placed photos, the author shows the Fibonnaci sequence in nature: peace lily with one petal, spiderwort with three, flowering quince with five, cosmos with tight, making the case that “the numbers of petals on thee flowers-1, 2, 3, 5, and 8–have a special relationship to one another and to nature” (unp.). The exploration of the sequence becomes more complex as Campbell extends to the pine cone, sunflowers, pineapple, and the inside of a chambered nautilus. Campbell also introduces mathematical history by mentioning the Italian mathematician who noted the prevalence of the numbers and for whom the sequence is named. ( )
  pataustin | Feb 20, 2016 |
A unique book that explores the connection of the Fibonacci sequence in nature. The book allows the reader to observe how the Fibonacci sequence occurs naturally with flowers and shapes of species.

A wonderful book to share with students to teach the Fibonacci sequence. I love the photographs in this book and the connections with nature. This book also provides the reader with a glossary to support the terminology of the book. ( )
  mcnicol_08 | Apr 27, 2015 |
This is about Fibonacci numbers in nature. This book shows us how many plants grow from seeds and into beautiful plants. Flowers, such as, spiderworts, contain three petals and are very unique in color. This book is informational and shows beautiful pictures of flowers to represent the descriptions written in the book. The beginning of the book asks the reader to count the petals on each flower. This book teaches a clear understanding of what Fibonacci numbers and counting is. This book is focused on counting and shapes. This could be very helpful in a math or science classroom. ( )
  Raquelb | Nov 19, 2014 |
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What's the biggest mathematical mystery in nature? Fibonacci numbers! The pattern creeps up in the most unexpected places. It's clear that math holds secrets to nature and that nature holds secret numbers.

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