14 Fibs of Gregory K. by Greg Pincus is a funny, believable story that shows us a number of things: 1) that not telling the truth can mire a person into a whole mess of unintended complications; 2) that everybody has something that they are good at and 3) math and poetry are both AWESOME. Don't believe me, read the book.
Here's a website to help you explore the Fibonacci sequence in nature:
Here are some gorgeous visuals for the Fibonacci sequence in nature:
Here's a fun article on the Fibonacci sequence in nature:
You could also explore the Fibonacci Sequence (or anything or anywhere, actually!) with AskRI.org's Searchasaurus Database. Here's the Link:
Description courtesy of Follett.
The First Fib
Fill the page
They tell my story
I promise every word is true.
( The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. by Greg Pincus, p. 1)
Gregory is a kid who loves writing, loves poetry, and doesn't get math as easily. He finds a way to appreciate math by creating a pattern of poetry using the Fibonacci Sequence. The Fibonacci Sequence is a pattern of numbers that describes things found in nature, like seashells and sunflowers and even dragonfly wings. This is the sequence for the poetry that Gregory invented. He calls it the Fib:
Each line has the number of syllables of the Fibonacci sequence.
Now it's your turn! Check out the following documents to see what you need to do!
This amazing math video is about the numbers of nature, featuring Fibonacci numbers, golden spirals, interesting shapes, and mathematical formulas that appear in natural objects such as flowers and shells. They come together in an inspirational video that shows just how beautiful mathematics can be.
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Greg Pincus, author of The 14 Fibs of Gregory K., has his own website.
It's a fun place, with Greg's own take on poetry, some information on Fibonacci and a really cute video on doodling in math. Explore, find the video and tell me what you think. :-)