Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature (Hardcover)

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Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature (Hardcover)

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A wonderful introduction to one of the most beautiful connections between mathematics and the natural world–the Fibonacci sequence–through a series of stunning nature photographs.

Discover the biggest mathematical mystery in nature—Fibonacci numbers! Named after a famous mathematician, the number pattern is simple and starts with: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13. Each number in the sequence comes from adding the two numbers before it. What's the mystery? The pattern crops up in the most unexpected places. You'll find it in the disk of a sunflower, the skin of a pineapple, and the spiral of a nautilus shell.

This book brings math alive, celebrates science, and will inspire kids to see nature through new eyes.
Sarah C. Campbell is the author of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Highlights for Children and the New York Times. She lives in Jackson, Mississippi.

Richard P. Campbell is co-photographer of the acclaimed children's nonfiction book Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator. He lives in Jackson, Mississippi.
Product Details ISBN: 9781590787526
ISBN-10: 1590787528
Publisher: Astra Young Readers
Publication Date: March 1st, 2010
Pages: 32
Language: English
"Invaluable for visual learners." —Publishers Weekly

"Another beautiful photo-essay by the creators of Wolfsnail... will be welcomed in elementary classrooms.." —Kirkus Reviews

"Math teachers will appreciate the clarity of presentation, and the appended glossary and related miscellanea. Children who are ready to move beyond counting books and into brain-tickling areas of mathematics will welcome this introduction." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books