Nonfiction Monday: Growing Patterns


Something I love about teaching in the library is that I don’t have to teach math.  Yet I am fascinated by math especially, number sequences such as prime numbers and Fibonacci numbers.  That’s why I was thrilled to get Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell.  Campbell also does the photographs along with Richard P. Campbell.

Sarah’s blog is HERE: For my review, I was inspired to write a Fibonacci poem:

of flower petals
explaining Fibonacci rules

Pineapples, pinecones, and the nautilus shell are used as well to explain this natural mystery.  Campbell includes additional information about Fibonacci numbers at the end of the book as well as a glossary. 

In a world where captivating mathematics books for children are scarce, this book will be a great addition to the collections.

Title: Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature
Author: Sarah C. Campbell
Photographs: Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell
Date Published: 2010
Pages: 32
Reading Level: all ages
Publisher: Boyds Mill Press
ISBN: 978-1-59078-752-8
BSource ofook: From the publisher

Nonficition Monday is hosted at Practically Paradise.

Happy Monday.