Maths: Studying Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio

18.03.2021 | Written by Damian, Y7

Miss Zoe’s Y7 maths class have been studying Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio, and created some great art works which demonstrates how it works. Damian Y7ZI also provided a very clear explanation.

Fibonacci, also known as Leonardo Bonacci, was an Italian mathematician from the Republic of Pisa. The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, where each term is the sum of the previous two.

If you make squares with those widths, you get a nice spiral. It has many interesting mathematical properties and it can also occur in nature like in a pinecone. So what we did in our maths lesson was to make a fibonacci sequence and sprial, then turn it into a piece of art.