Math + Nature = Fibonacci! This trailer showcases Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci. Author Joseph D'Agnese and illustrator John O'Brien present the story of the famed medieval Italian mathematician who discovered the legendary number sequence that bears his name.
Joseph D'Agnese; illustrations by John O'Brien
As a young boy in medieval Italy, Leonardo Fibonacci thought about numbers day and night. He was such a daydreamer that people called him a blockhead.
When Leonardo grew up and traveled the world, he was inspired by the numbers used in different countries. Then he realized that many things in nature, from the number of petals on a flower to the spiral of a nautilus shell, seem to follow a certain pattern. The boy who was once teased for being a blockhead had discovered what came to be known as the Fibonacci Sequence!
Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEc9GyWjFUM