Solve the puzzle of the seashell
During the Renaissance, mathematicians took special interest
in how many objects in nature reflected mathematical principles.
As they discovered connections, they developed mathematical
ideas to help us understand the relationship between math and
The concept of the golden mean, also known as the golden measure,
was used by many Renaissance artists and architects, who learned
about it from studying the ancient Greeks. It describes what
people thought was a "visually pleasing" rectangle.
The Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci developed a series
of numbers that relate to the golden mean.
Here is the Fibonacci series:
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8...
Can you see a pattern? What do you
think the next number in the series is?