# My Science Fair Project

Some people think that math is boring and disconnected from the real world. But they may be in for a surprise when it comes to the Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Ratio!

The Fibonacci numbers are simple and easy to understand. Yet, they occur in the living world in amazing ways.

Leonardo Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician who introduced Europe to the numeric system we use today. He is also known for the numeric sequence named after him.

The following pages present my research on the Fibonacci numbers and their cousin, the Golden Ratio.

• The Fibonacci Series. In the Fibonacci series, each number is formed by adding the two previous numbers.
• The Golden Ratio. We humans perceive a shape as proportionate or pleasing when the ratio between its height and width approaches a numeric value called the Golden Ratio.
• Computing and Plotting. This page contains my Javascript program to compute the Fibonacci terms and also the plotting of the Fibonacci series and the Golden Ratio approximation.
• Flowers and the Fibonacci Numbers. Most flowers have characteristics that refer to the Fibonacci numbers!
• Biology and the Fibonacci Numbers. The Fibonacci numbers do not only refer to flowers. They are present all over the natural world.
• Leonardo Fibonacci. Learn about the genius behind these amazing facts.

I wrote these pages as part of my Science Fair project. With this project I became state-level Grand Champion in the area of Engineering and Computer Science. Next, I'll go to New York for the national semi-finals. Stay tuned!

There is an interesting Disney cartoon about the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci series. También está disponible en español.