Name __________________________ Date __________ Algebra 2 with TrigonometryMr. YatesPHI, Fibonacci, & the Natural World
The Fibonacci Sequence starts with the numbers 1 & 1. Then to geteach new number, add the two directly before it. Thus 1+1 = 2, 1+2 =3, and 2+3 = 5. Continue the Fibonacci Sequence:1, 1, 2, 3, 5, ___, ___, ___, ___, ___, ___, ___, ___, ___, ___, ___,…
Spirals : Watch Video1, but pause it around the 1:40 mark. On graphpaper, draw the same Fibonacci-based rectangles and spiral that ViHart draws.*
Pineapple : Continue Video1 to 3:20, then pause it. Like Vi Hart doeswith a pinecone, let’s count the spirals on a pineapple! Use a marker totrace your spirals so you don’t accidentally count one twice. Record thenumber of spirals here in one direction:And in the other direction:Finish Video1. Extra credit if you can bring in some other plant withspirals that we can count!
) : Use the quadratic formula to solve this equation: x
– x – 1 =0. Show * your work on a sheet of looseleaf lined paper. While findingthe solution, keep all steps accurate to seven places after the decimalpoint (e.g. do not round the square root of 5 as 2.24). Write thepositive solution here: This number is known as the golden ratio, and abbreviated with theGreek letter
(phi, pronounced ‘fee’ or ‘fie’ depending on whom youask).
Notice that if we add one and x to both sides in the above quadraticequation, we get x
= x + 1. Check this out by squaring phi:
. Whatdo you get?