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Other

Description:

This 4-minute computer animation highlights three forms in nature that have connections with numbers and geometry. The Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio are shown relating to the chambered nautilus shell and the sunflower seed pattern. The Delaunay triangulation and Voronoi tessellation are shown to simulate the capillary distribution on a dragonfly wing. Included are descriptions of the mathematics and stills from the production.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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Keywords:

Visualization,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140728160832592T,Grade 6,NSDL,Grade 4,Grade 3,Addition,Tilings and tessellations,Visual representation,Mathematics,Life science,Number concepts,Social Sciences,Arithmetic,Concept formation,Connections,Biology,Number and operations,Upper Elementary,Grade 5,Construction,Angle measure,Angles,Fibonacci sequence,Life Science,Ratio and proportion,Patterns and sequences,Informal Education,Middle School,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-027,Geometry,Science,Elementary School,Modeling,Representation,History/Policy/Law,General Public,Operations,Famous numbers,Art,Plane geometry,Golden ratio,Measurement,Process skills,Education,Technology

Language:

English

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