Monday, October 26, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things

At church yesterday, during the peace, Archer was cornering our unsuspecting pewmates and telling them: "Now, my favorite way to count is like this: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 ..."

So the note I tucked into his lunch today asked this question: "Why do you love the Fibonacci sequence?"

Here are his answers (I provided the numbered blanks):

1. It is calculated 1+1=2, 1+2=3 [AA provided arrows showing how each number repeats in the next equation]
1. It starts 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 [AA circled the bolded numbers]
2. It has a puzzling ctdn.
3. The 12th number is 144 (12x12!)
5. The countdown is hidden in this note!

And along the edges he provided the first 12 numbers in the sequence.

Tomorrow it's Crazy Hat Day for the drug-free emphasis Red Ribbon Week in school, and I'll put the kids in their fish hats. Archer could care less about having a fish on his head, but he might get a kick out of the fact that the stripes are all Fibonacci numbers. Now there's something he wouldn't mind dressing in -- or living in.

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