This is the week of video posts, so here is your third one – an absolutely stunning video that visually relates how nature and math are absolutely connected. This video was brought to my attention by a fellow teacher, Shari M., who knew that my gifted students would enjoy it as much as I would.
Nature by Numbers from Cristóbal Vila on Vimeo.
You could: pause this movie after the number pattern to see if your students can identify the pattern, have them research Fibonacci, challenge them to list all of the natural objects represented, ask them to find other items in nature that have connections to this pattern.
The creator of this video has an amazing website that explains the math, shows stills of his work in progress, and more.