You may have heard about the Fibonacci sequence, but have you heard of N-bonacci sequences?
The origin story of this famous sequences stars some cute, fluffy bunnies.
Bees do it, rabbits do it, and luckily, we humans can do it too: explore the famous Fibonacci sequence!
Does a church in Pisa display Fibonacci's famous number sequence?
Anything involving bunny rabbits has to be good.
Patterns and structures lie at the heart of mathematics, some even say they are mathematics. But how do they help us do mathematics?
Dan Brown in his book, The Da Vinci Code, talks about the "divine proportion" as having a "fundamental role in nature". Brown's ideas are not completely without foundation, as the proportion crops up in the mathematics used to describe the formation of natural structures like snail's shells and plants, and even in Alan Turing's work on animal coats. But Dan Brown does not talk about mathematics, he talks about a number. What is so special about this number?