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What’s the Fibonacci Sequence?
Ask a Meemic Educator!
Aug. 14, 2014
Meemic Insurance Agent John Pino is a former earth science teacher and has been a Meemic agent for 14 years. John shares his science background with Facebook readers as a member of Meemic’s “Ask a Meemic Educator” program. Find out about the Fibonacci sequence with help from John.
“The Fibonacci sequence is a mathematical formula that was theorized by mathematician Leonardo Pisano centuries ago and attempts to order and postulate numerical outcomes. The formula depends on the preceding two numbers being added together to create the next number in sequence — 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21 and ad infinitum.
Mathematicians found that, in many instances, the Fibonacci sequence could be applied to variations in population growth and the intricate design in nature from seashell formation and patterns in leaves to the distribution of light waves in the spectrum. The Fibonacci sequence as applied to numbers is inarguable, but the application of this formula to nature and creation of natural wonders is still up for debate by many.
The beautiful video that follows shows the Fibonacci sequence exemplified by patterns in nature.”
Find out more about the Fibonacci sequence with a video from Eterea Studios.