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Fibonacci Numbers


1,  1,  2,  3,  5,  8,  13,  21.....


these are the first few fibonacci numbers. can you figure out the pattern?


can  you find the next three numbers?


now try this experiment.


get a fresh pineapple.

count how many clockwise spirals there are. you may want to put a strip of tape on each row as you count it.


count how many counter-clockwise spirals there are.


where have you seen these numbers?


read more about fibonacci numbers here.

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Math Activities for 6th - 8th Graders

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Pascal's Triangle


1. Fill in the missing numbers.


2. what patterns can you find?


     counting numbers?

     triangle numbers?

     sums to make square numbers?

     sums to make fibonacci numbers?


3. continue the triangle up to row 15, Then color in each of the even numbered circles. what do you notice?


4. what other amazing things are hidden in Pascal's triangle?


Find out more about pascal's triangle here.