Re-thinking science teaching

Jaraad reflects on his experiences learning computer science and how at times the application the real world was absent in the methods of delivery and content.

First time I learned about Fibonacci series was in a computer class when the instructor gave us homework to write code to generate Fibonacci numbers. The instructor gave us the formula and showed us an example of the numbers in the series. The numbers are: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, etc. At that time, we didn’t have internet or Wikipedia to learn more about this Fibonacci series. I recently discovered something new and interesting about it. The pattern of these numbers appears in branching in trees and in the arrangements of some spirals fruits like pineapples [Wikipedia]. This series was first discovered by studying rabbits.

There’s a nice Fibonacci and doodling video on the blogpost too

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2 thoughts on “Re-thinking science teaching

  1. I am glad you liked my post and re-posting it on your blog. Thank you and good luck with your project; Reflecting Educational Change Around the World.

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