Part one (embedded below) introduces Fibonacci spirals and the prevalence of Fibonacci sequences in plants. Parts two and three reveal the simple rules that optimize how plants grow and from which these Fibonacci sequences (and other patterns) result. This series could be used in a dual lesson in science and math and also illustrates the value of looking for patterns in science and engineering.
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The series is hosted on Vi Hart’s YouTube channel, but we recommend viewing it on the Khan Academy where it is easier to navigate between parts 1-3, and you can easily find other “Doodling in math” episodes.Edit Summary