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Explore how this famous mathematician discovered a sequence that mimics nature.
Selected Books
The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger; Rotraut Susanne Berner (Illustrator); Michael Henry Heim (Translator)The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without end. As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into mathematical theory, where ideas eventually take flight, until everyone--from those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their heads--winds up marveling at what numbers can do. Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a true polymath, the kind of superb intellectual who loves thinking and marshals all of his charm and wit to share his passions with the world. InThe Number Devil, he brings together the surreal logic ofAlice in Wonderland and the existential geometry ofFlatlandwith the kind of math everyone would love, if only they had a number devil to teach them.
Call Number: REALISTIC FIC ENZ
Publication Date: 2000
Fascinating Fibonaccis by Trudi H. Garland; Kathleen Engelberg (Editor); Shirley Nootbaar (Illustrator)Explores the concept of Fibonacci numbers and ratios, explaining what they are and how they were discovered, and discussing their occurrence in natural phenomena, and their mathematical properties.
Call Number: 512.72 GAR
Publication Date: 1986
Growing Patterns by Sarah C. Campbell; Richard P. Campbell (Photographer)The biggest mathematical mystery in nature---Fibonacci Numbers! Text and photographs provide a simple introduction to Fibonacci numbers in nature.
Call Number: 512.72 CAM
Publication Date: 2010
Fibonacci Fun: Fascinating Activities with Intriguing Numbers by Trudi H. Garland; Joan Gideon (Editor); Rachel Gage (Illustrator); Shirley Bortoli (Illustrator)"From "Raising Rabbits" to "Prickly Pinecones", 24 easy-to-use, reproducible activities and projects introduce students to Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio. Grades 4-8" Amazon.
Publication Date: 1996
See Ms. Grimes-Lamb for book: Fibonacci Fun by Trudi Hammel Garland.