The Fibonacci Sequence – Mathematics in Nature

The Fibonacci sequence is a famous series of numbers where the next number in the sequence is the result of adding up the two that came before it. As a result, the sequence follows this pattern:

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233 etc.

It’s a formula that we all learn about at some point when we are going through school, but the great thing about the Fibonacci sequence is that it’s translated into nature.


Here you can see the golden spiral, which is created using the Fibonacci sequence. Looks a lot like a shell doesn’t it? Well…


That’s because the sequence can be seen throughout nature! Here’s a gallery showing some beautiful natural Fibonacci patterns:






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