We like to imagine Leonardo Fibonacci kneeling down to smell a rose, sometime around the year 1200, and being blown away not by its fragrance but by the beautiful pattern of its petals. Turns out it was a rabbit, not a rose, that inspired the Italian mathematician to introduce a concept to the Western World that would later become known as the Fibonacci sequence–paving the way for other scientists to discover sequences repeatedly in nature, apply mathematics in modern science, and popularize the idea that ‘math is beautiful’.
With Fibonacci Day just around the corner on November 23 (11/23), we’ve rounded up a few of the many Fibonacci-related lessons and quizzes in our library. Read on to discover activities you can use as-is or copy and customize to make them your own. With over 20 million lessons and quizzes, you’ll always find what you need to get students excited about new content or run fast, fun formative assessments.
Made up of equal parts mathematics and history, this lesson can help you introduce the man behind the math. Copy and edit this lesson to easily add slides and customize the content for your students’ needs and grade level.
Lezlie Capioso’s Sequences lesson is a great way to teach students sequences beyond Fibonacci, including both arithmetic and geometric sequences. It’s been played a whopping 615 times since she created it last month.
Kevin Koch is a teacher and baseball coach at Westside High School in Omaha. He’s created over 100 quizzes and his Fibonacci Quiz for grades 9–12 has been played 994 times (and counting!). Hint: our intro above will help you ace question 5 on this quiz.
This quiz, developed by a math teacher at New River Middle School in Fort Lauderdale, is a great low-stakes way to help middle school students test their skills and help you make decisions about how to tailor your curriculum.
Did you know you can now add mathematical equations into a question on Quizizz? Our team created this brand new Fibonacci quiz using our Math Editor feature. Feel free to copy it to get a jumpstart on your own content.
Math Teachers of Quizizz, it doesn’t stop there. There are countless ways you and your students can appreciate the magic of mathematics in the daily and the cosmic. Here are more ideas for lessons and quizzes you can create:
- Make complex mathematical equations for Fibonacci sequences using Greek alphabets (alpha, beta, gamma, anyone?) and ask your students for answers using fill-in-the-blanks.
- Conduct a quick history lesson about Fibonacci, including who he was and how he came to recognize and share the secret of these sequences. Sample question: Were Leonardo Da Vinci and Leonardo Fibonacci related?
- Debate the validity of the statement ‘math is beautiful’ using a Poll where teams of students get to present and defend their opinions.