Proceedings of Meetings and Symposia>Speech:  Benjamin, Arthur (June 2013), The magic of Fibonacci numbers, Ted Talks, Retrieved on 2013-11-27
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    27 NOV 2013

     Mathematics Should Also Inspire

    So why do we learn mathematics? Essentially, for three reasons: calculation, application, and last, and unfortunately least in terms of the time we give it, inspiration. Mathematics is the science of patterns, and we study it to learn how to think logically, critically and creatively, but too much of the mathematics that we learn in school is not effectively motivated, and when our students ask, "Why are we learning this?" then they often hear that they'll need it in an upcoming math class o...
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    Education in math focuses too much on the practicality of it and not the artistic appreciation.

    27 NOV 2013

     Arthur Benjamin Explains the Fibbonacci Set

    Now these numbers can be appreciated in many different ways. From the standpoint of calculation, they're as easy to understand as one plus one, which is two. Then one plus two is three, two plus three is five, three plus five is eight, and so on. Indeed, the person we call Fibonacci was actually named Leonardo of Pisa, and these numbers appear in his book "Liber Abaci," which taught the Western world the methods of arithmetic that we use today. In terms of applications, Fibonacci numbers appe...
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    And provides new insights into its web of patterns and numerical relationships.