Fibonacci Quest

A number of self marking quizzes based on the fascinating Fibonacci Sequence.

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This is level 2; Continue the Fibonacci sequence in reverse.

 3,   2,   1,   1, , , , , , , , , , ,
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Imagine if the Fibonacci sequence was written backwards!

Can you fill in the gaps to show more terms of the Fibonacci sequence in reverse?

Count the number of spirals of the bracts on a pineapple. The answer will be a fibonacci number! There are three different sets of spirals and the number in each set is a different fibonacci number.

The following was seen in the Grange Academy Mathematics Department Newsletter (@aap03102).

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987...

Every third term is divisible by 2:

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987...

Every fourth term is divisible by 3:

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987...

Every fifth term is divisible by 5:

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987...

Every sixth term is divisible by 8:

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987...

If you follow this pattern on, the divisibility numbers actually generate the Fibonacci Sequence!

This is Fibonacci Quest level 2. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6

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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!"

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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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Kyle Evans, A Year In Numbers

Monday, June 17, 2024

"Terms in the Fibonacci sequence can be used to create a Pythagorean triple (that's three numbers that could represent the lengths of the sides of a right-angled triangle). Here’s how you do it. Take four consecutive Fibonacci terms. Multiply the smallest and largest numbers. Multiply the two middle numbers, but then double the product. Square the two middle numbers and then add."

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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 Fibonacci-type sequences.

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The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers

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