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Wild Fibonacci - Joy N. Hulme

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Published: 27th July 2010
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
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1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34. . . Look carefully. Do you see the pattern? Each number above is the sum of the two numbers before it. Though most of us are unfamiliar with it, this numerical series, called the Fibonacci sequence, is part of a code that can be found everywhere in nature. Count the petals on a flower or the peas in a peapod. The numbers are all part of the Fibonacci sequence. In Wild Fibonacci, readers will discover this mysterious code in a special shape called an equiangular spiral. Why so special? It mysteriously appears in the natural world: a sundial shell curves to fit the spiral. So does a parrot's beak. . . a hawk's talon. . . a ram's horn. . . even our own human teeth! Joy Hulme provides a clear and accessible introduction to the Fibonacci sequence and its presence in the animal world.


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This book helped me to understand more about mathematics and patterns. I would use it in a classroom with a wide range of students. It's a fabulous picture book that appeals to younger children right through to adults who appreciate this genre.

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ISBN: 9781582463247
ISBN-10: 1582463247
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 27th July 2010
Publisher: Tricycle Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 3.2 x 2.6  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.16