Fibonacci and Patterning (Math)



This lesson guides students through the understanding and expansion of the Fibonacci series and recursive patterning. Students will look at a number of pictures to identify pattering and sequencing, as well as, relating the Fibonacci sequence to the keys of a piano, and the production of music. Students will draw the Fibonacci sequence, creating their own Nautilus image, and use the idea of patterning to connect mathematics to the natural world.

Lesson Time

2 class periods
100 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Production and Managerial Arts
    • Performing Arts
    • Design, Visual, and Media Arts
K-12 Subjects
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California Math Common Core Standards (1)
California English Common Core Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will learn the Fibonacci sequence and how it relates to nature and music. They will be able to apply this knowledge to sequencing and patterning in relation to creating their animated gifs with the unit "Someone Else's Shoes..."
  • Analyze concepts of recursion and patterning with numbers to create original pieces of music, art, etc.

Get access to the rest of this Lesson and over 3000 more!

Create a Free Account or now!