Celebrating Fibonacci Day in HS Art

Every November 23rd, Fibonacci Day honors Leonardo Bonacci, one of the most influential mathematicians of the Middle Ages. 
In the 13th century the mathematician first used Fibonacci numbers to calculate the growth of rabbit populations. ‘Fibonacci numbers’ are a never-ending sequence starting with 0 and 1, and continuing by adding the previous two numbers. The next numbers in the Fibonacci sequence, for instance, are 1,2,3, and 5. Fibonacci numbers best approximate ‘the golden ratio’.

The golden ratio is sometimes called the "divine proportion," because of its frequency in the natural world. The number of petals on a flower, for instance, will often be a Fibonacci number. The seeds of sunflowers and pine cones twist in opposing spirals of Fibonacci numbers.

Inspired by Fibonacci, our students from grades 9 & 10 took part in Art competition. Artists recognized that the Fibonacci Spiral is an expression of an aesthetically pleasing principle – the Rule of Thirds. We think they did an amazing job following this rule.

More about Fibonacci: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Fibonacci