Posted in: Campus News on Thursday, August 7, 2014
How does a sunflower grow its seeds in beautiful, spiral patterns? Like all things in nature, the sunflower grows according to the Golden Ratio, 1.618, and Fibonacci Numbers. These mathematical calculations can be used to understand patterns found in nature, such as seed heads, pine cones, leaves, fruits and vegetables. Learn more in Excursions in Quantitative Reasoning (Math 444) taught by Professor Donald Plante.