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Celebrating Fibonacci Day

November 23rd has been named Fibonacci Day since 11-23 doubles as the date's abbreviation and the first numbers in the Fibonacci Sequence (1, 1, 2, 3...). The Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci used this sequence in lots of wacky ways--from predicting the population growth of rabbits to exploring the "golden ratio" formed between two consecutive numbers in the sequence.

On Fibonacci Day, work a little interdisciplinary magic into your classroom by having your students write Word Fib Poems--with a little help from the Visual Thesaurus. Click here for the "Writing a Word Fib Poem" worksheet and here to read the related lesson plan, "Where Math Meets Poetry."

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