There are certain sequences that keep appearing in nature over and over. These sequences seem to be the basis of reality and coordinate how it all comes together. The Fibonacci sequence is one of these numbers and can be found in some of the most unexpected places.
Fibonacci Day is dedicated to this sequence and to the man who first brought it to our attention in 1202. Fibonacci Day is here!
Who is the man? Leonardo of Pisa is the man responsible for Fibonacci. Although he did not invent this sequence, he is believed to be the first to do so.
This sequence was first published in Indian Mathematics (also known as Virahanka number), and it was then connected to Sanskrit prosody. The number sequence also has a connection to the golden ratio, the golden triangle, and the sequence itself.
Some might wonder where this unique sequence is found. It’s in the most basic of things, from the yellow chamomile petals to the seemingly random branching of a tree limbs-and those are just a few.
If you look deeper, you will see these numbers in the pine cone and the unfurling fern. The numbers are easy to understand in the description for the family tree of honeybees. This is a very important fact to apiarists.
Because it is so common in nature, the sequence has a tendency for humans to repeat it in art and architecture. It is visible in paintings, drawings and sculptures, as well as buildings.
This sequence inspired many songs, including one by Doctor Steel (above), simply called “Fibonacci Sequence”. It is worth the effort to listen to this song and the rest of the artist’s work.
This can be your first step towards celebrating Fibonacci Day.
Participate in the celebration by learning new skills and connecting dots. These ideas will help you get started.
Fibonacci Day can be celebrated by learning about and researching the Fibonacci sequence. The Fibonacci sequence is full of fascinating information that can lead to amazing discoveries. Even just reading about it can be a joy!
It’s not difficult to learn how to make the Fibonacci sequence. Start with 0. Each additional number is always equal to the sum of the previous two numbers in the sequence. Like this: 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34 and so on…..
Although it may seem random, the Fibonacci sequence is a growth pattern that creates beautiful patterns in life and art. The Fibonacci sequence is so common in nature that it provides the human eye with a sense familiarity and comfort.
Going out into nature to find it, as it is everywhere! Even your yard can contain places where the Fibonacci sequence shapes the world. Nature is full of variations and uniqueness, so these aren’t always the case. Otherwise, our world might look less like a cookie-cutter. The sequence principle can be found in many places.
These are some ideas to get you started: