Fibonacci QuestA number of self marking quizzes based on the fascinating Fibonacci Sequence. 
This is level 1; Continue the basic Fibonacci sequence.
This is the basic Fibonacci sequence. Each term can be found by adding the previous two terms together. So the third term, 2, was found by adding the two ones together.
Can you fill in the gaps to show more terms of the Fibonacci sequence?
The original problem that Fibonacci, an Italian mathematician, investigated (in the year 1202) was about how fast rabbits could breed.
Starting with one pair of rabbits, a male and a female, and assuming that rabbits are able to mate at the age of one month. At the end of the second month a female can produce another pair of rabbits. Assuming that the rabbits never die and that the female always produces one new pair every month from the second month on, how many pairs will there be at the end of each month?
Here is a challenge for you. Imagine a sequence of stairs in increasing order of size like these made from plastic cubes:
Now imagine that you can walk up the stairs either one step at a time or two steps at a time how many ways can you walk to the top?
For example, the model on the right of the photograph has four stairs. Here are the different ways you can walk up these stairs:
So there are 5 different ways of walking up four stairs.
Work out how many ways you can walk up other sized stair cases. Put your results in order in a table. What do you notice?
This is Fibonacci Quest level 1. You can also try:
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
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Level 1  Continue the basic Fibonacci sequence
Level 2  Continue the Fibonacci sequence in reverse
Level 3  Find algebraic expressions for each term of a Fibonacci sequence
Level 4  Finding the ratio of two successive numbers in Fibonacci's sequence
Level 5  Investigate the highest common factor of every nth term of the Fibonacci sequence.
Level 6  Finding missing terms from Fibonaccitype sequences.
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Arthur Benjamin gives a TED talk on Fibonacci numbers.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
"November 23 is celebrated as Fibonacci day because when the date is written in the mm/dd format (11/23), the digits in the date form a Fibonacci sequence: 1,1,2,3."
Leonardo, Pisa
Sunday, July 3, 2022
"I’ve written yet another book on the Fibonacci sequence. It’s as big as the previous two books put together!"
Transum,
Friday, November 10, 2023
"I am writing this on Friday, 10th November 2023. I have noticed that today must be some kind of special Fibonacci day because each of the digits in the date, starting with the third, is the sum of the previous two.
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