[Surfnetkids: 20 Dec 2006] Fibonacci Numbers

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Free Printable Coupons
3. Weekly Topic: Fibonacci Numbers
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Video
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management

#1. December 20, 2006

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

After hearing from several readers about the violence in one of the typing games (http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/Typing_Games/ ) I announced last week, I re-evaluated it and decided to take that particular game down.

After removing the game, it was nice to get this reply in my mailbox today:

WOW! I’m impressed! You are a “breath of fresh air” in the Internet world!
Thanks for the reply. I truly appreciate you taking the time to look at this issue.

Allene Horton
Technology Coordinator
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau SD

Yes, dear readers, my assistant and I do read all your letters, but due to time constaints, not all get answered. Meanwhile, I am working on a more robust feedback mechanism (since email
is getting more and more broken). More on this in the New Year.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

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#3. Fibonacci Numbers

by Barbara J. Feldman

Fibonacci Numbers Printable (** for premium members only)

Leonardo Fibonacci, sometimes called Leonardo of Pisa, was a thirteenth-century Italian mathematician. He was instrumental in bringing the Arabic numbering system to Europe to replace the use of Roman numerals. He is also remembered for a series of numbers that now bears his name. The Fibonacci sequence starts with 1, 1 and each subsequent number is the sum of the two previous numbers. The first ten numbers in the Fibonacci series are: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55.

Cynthia Conner created her Fibonacci website as a project for a class in teaching elementary math. To navigate, click on the red squares, as the section titles are not hyperlinked. She starts with a biography and then introduces Fibonacci Numbers, the Golden Ratio, Phi and the Golden Rectangle. Her last sections include examples of the Fibonacci sequence in art, music and nature.

Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section
My Fibonacci pick of the week belongs to Dr. Ron Knott, and is hosted by Surrey University. It is very extensive, and certainly has something for everybody. Those wanting an introduction will first find a definition of the Fibonacci sequence by clicking the underlined link “add the last two to get the next” or scrolling down to the “Fibonacci Numbers and Golden Sections in Nature” section. Must see clicks include the Easier and Harder Fibonacci Puzzles Pages, and the Mathematical Magic page which looks at patterns in the Fibonacci numbers.

Math Forum: Ask Dr. Math: Golden Ratio, Fibonacci Sequence
“Please tell me about the Golden Ratio (or Golden Mean), the Golden Rectangle, and the relation between the Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio.” Dr. Math answers these three frequently asked questions, and then provides links to related Fibonacci questions from the Dr. Math Archive. Wondering how to calculate the Fibonacci numbers? The first three answers in the archive list describe three different methods.

… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Fibonacci Numbers.

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#5. Note from a Reader

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Teri, Rachel & Ryan

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#6. Related Video

Fibonacci Sequence Activity

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