Children initially learn to count, by ones. Then, with increasing boldness they learned to count by twos – both odd and even sequences. There are many other number sequences that fascinate mathematicians such as prime numbers . These consist of numbers that can be divided by two positive numbers only -themselves and one. This series goes 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17…

The Fibonacci Sequence, with all due modesty, was already known in ancient India. However, it shows up in the *Liber Abaci *as a mathematical problem where the example discusses the rapid procreation of rabbits. This (Fibonacci) sequence runs 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21…. where each new number is the sum of the two preceding numbers. These matters are exciting to mathematicians, so much so that there is even a journal devoted to it – The Fibonacci Quarterly However, except for an unusual affinity for the name, should we care?

luis fonsecaA very nice introduction to this world of numbers. Now I know what the sequence means. Nature, math, geometry all one. Thank you for the research. Looking forward to part II.

EstherI have read this article three times now, and I finally feel that I understand the connection.. As alwa ys, you describe the histor y beatifully.

Keep up the good work. I’m looking forward to part two.

MadisonThis was a very fascinating topic! I knew math can be found throughout the universe and especially in nature, but hadn’t really visualized ‘how’ until reading this post. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!