Explore the Fibonacci sequence and how natural spirals are created only in the Fibonacci numbers
In this activity, students learn about the mathematical Fibonacci sequence, graph it on graph paper and learn how the numbers create a spiral. Then they mark out the spirals on natural objects such as pine cones or pineapples using glitter glue, being sure to count the number of pieces of the pine cone in one spiral.
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Ages: 3rd – 12th grades
Fibonacci and spirals worksheets
Pine cones (or other such natural spirals)
Calculators if using the advanced worksheet