Some early viewers seem to have missed the fact that the design of this video is a parody of some of the truly awful websites that cover the Golden Ratio. The unusual aspect ratio was to stay as far a
Let’s look at some of the common points of confusion and debate, covering beauty, the Parthenon, the UN Secretariat Building, the Great Pyramid, Nautilus shell, use by famous artists (Da Vinci, Botticelli, Seurat, etc.) and other topics. I’ll provide objective answers, with additional evidence in the supporting articles for each topic.
To go with ARTSEDGE lesson (Amazing Fibonacci How the Hidden Life of Numbers Make Memorable Music): Print and download Prélude in C Major - Frédéric François Chopin (1810 - 1849). Made by ClassicMan.
The golden section and Fibonacci numbers in art, architecture, poetry and music; for schools and teachers or just for recreation!
Almost two years ago, Spanish filmmaker Cristóbal Vila shot an exquisite little film, Nature by Numbers, which captured the ways in which mathematical concepts (Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Number, etc
Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician in the late 11th and early 12th Century, credited with bringing the Arabic numeral system to Europe and introducing the use of the number zero and the decimal pl
This instructable demonstrates and explains blooms, a unique type of sculpture I invented that animates when spun while lit by a strobe light (or captured by a video...
According to NCTM's Principles and Standard for School Mathematics(2000), rich problems contexts involve connections to other disciplines, (e.g. science, social studies, art) as well as to the real wo
By definition, nature does not produce art. But we like to say it does. A seascape so lovely you wish you could “hang it on your wall;” the semblant choreography of a herd of antelope that looks like
Out of all of the infinite numbers in the world, there are precious few that are given their own letter from the all-too-finite Greek…
After learning about rotation, the next step was to explore spirals. Just like circles, spirals go around and around. The difference is th...
Fibonacci numbers and the golden section in nature; seeds, flowers, petals, pine cones, fruit and vegetables. Is there a pattern to the arrangement of leaves on a stem or seeds on a flwoerhead?
Making its first appearance a little over a century ago, the lure of the limerick is such that it has grown to become one of the world's most popular verse forms. There is something strangely appealin
How the Hidden Life of Numbers Make Memorable Music
Weekly mathematics challenges for secondary school students.
Mathigon's innovative new curriculum covers everything from fractions and trigonometry to graph theory, cryptography, prime numbers and fractals.
Listenwise - Current Event: Fibonacci’s ‘Numbers’: The Man Behind The Math
In 1202 Leonardo da Pisa (aka Fibonacci) taught Western Europe how to do arithmetic with Arabic numerals. In Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution, Keith Devlin describes how basic arithme
Would mathematics exist if people didn't? Did we create mathematical concepts to help us understand the world around us, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Jeff Dekofsky traces s
Fibonacci numbers are an interesting mathematical idea. Although not normally taught in the school curriculum, particularly in lower grades, the prevalence of their appearance in natue and the ease of
Biography of Fibonacci (1170-1250)
Fibonacci is one of the most famous names in mathematics. This would come as a surprise to Leonardo Pisano, the mathematician we now know by that name. And he might have been equally surprised that
Wilson Bentley (a.k.a. Snowflake Bentley) was the first to take macro-photographs of snowflakes (in 1885), and what he found was that these pieces of moisture falling through the electrically-charged