Before the Movie

 

What kind of patterns have you seen in nature? 

What do think the Fibonacci Sequence is or has to do with? 

 

During the Movie (Pause Points)

 

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

 

Timecode 1:14: What relationship can you spot between the numbers 3, 5 and 8?

Timecode 3:20: Why do the numbers of rabbit pairs multiply rapidly after the fifth month?

Timecode 3:56: In what way does the pinecone represent an example of the Fibonacci sequence in nature? 

 

After the Movie

 

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Fibonacci Sequence topic. 

 

Why might the Fibonacci sequence have a strong tendency to show up in nature? 

 

BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Fibonacci Sequence Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.

 

*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.

 

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