Fibonacci Zoo

Fibonacci ZooWhen Eli And His Father Visit An Unusual Zoo, They Count The Creatures In Each Exhibit Eli Sees One Alligator, Then One Bison, And Next Two Camels Soon A Number Pattern Emerges And Eli Thinks He Can Predict How Many Animals Will Be In The Next Exhibit Explore The Zoo With Eli As He Runs Ahead To Test His Hypothesis. Easy to follow explanation of Fibonacci numbers.Nicely illustrated. this book was very informative and a very interesting concept for a childrens book I think that it might be hard to understand if I had not already been taught this information but still really enjoyed reading this. Arbordale Publishing has again combined education with entertainment Author Tom Robinson has taken the mathematical concept of fibonacci sequencing and applied it simplistically in a story where a young boy and his father visit a zoo As they visit the various animal displays, Eli the boy notices that there is a pattern Each display s number of animals increases and that increase is predictable by adding the number of the previous two displays He has basically discovered the concept of fibonacci sequencing.We ve all seen the beauty of spirals in nature and mathematicians have discovered that this is actually the same as fibonacci sequencing Personally, not being mathematically inclined, understanding this concept is a bit beyond me but I do follow what Eli has discovered.The illustrator, Christina Wald, has used the imagery of circles whether this was done intentionally or not which allows the reader s mind subconsciously to entertain the theory of the fibonacci sequence spiral Written for the grade K 3 child, the concept might not be easily grasped in this age group even though the story and presentation is simple.Using the concept of entertaining stories to bring out a mathematical concept is a growing trend in educational fiction In this, as with other Arbordale Publishing books, the
Learning about number sequencing becomes a fun activity for young readers as they join Eli and his father at the Fibonacci Zoo.Eli brings along his notebook and writes down all the animals he sees in each zoo exhibit.The sequencing concept is reinforced on each page The illustrations are bright and colorful and will hold a child s attention.The concept itself might be hard for early learners to grasp, but its an excellent introduction.Included in the back of the
A good introduction to number patterns, this picture book follows Eli and his father on their trip to the zoo Since Eli is recording the number of animals they see, he detects a numerical pattern as they move from one exhibit to the next Although his results might have been different if they had explored the exhibits in a different direction, the book is a good reminder to pay attent
This introduction to the Fibonacci sequence is best suited for primary students, and it has several pages of back matter so readers can learn learn about this special number pattern.

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  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Fibonacci Zoo
  • Tom Robinson
  • English
  • 23 January 2018
  • 9781628555530