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PP1 CD-ROM cover

This picture is taken from the Problem Pictures CD-ROM of photographs with activities for mathematics teaching.

Yellow daisy

The seeds in this yellow daisy make spiral patterns. Some of the spirals go in a clockwise direction and some go counterclockwise.

Count the number of spirals going in each direction.

Your answers should be two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 ...

See what you can find out about the Fibonacci sequence.


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