After our discussion in class about organized chaos and the Fibonacci sequence, I was reminded of a book I read back in elementary school. The story takes you on a journey alongside child-age math geniuses who solve higher level math equations to save their friends and solve mysteries. The book is called The Wright 3.
I remember reading the story and becoming fascinated with how these young children were able to solve such advanced problems. I remember that there were pages within the story itself that explained the type of math they were using and I understood it to a degree. I may have even used the book as a source for a report to show how math correlates to every day life and how even higher level math appears in children’s books. I do remember the shocked look on my teacher’s face when I showed her the book and told her I was reading it. At that point in time I had an understanding of the Fibonacci sequence since we were learning parts of it but nothing to the degree that we are learning now. In the story, I remember the main characters using it to learn about a house and its odd structure. In the picture below, the characters are examining Escher staircases and how they functioned within the house.
I didn’t understand how the sequence and housing structure could possibly go together but after our discussion in class about how different sets of numbers within the sequence correlate to one another, it’s starting to become more clear. Though it may seem like a children’s book to some, I found it very informative and would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about 3-d structure and the Fibonacci sequence. Apparently it is part of series!