Wright or Wrong ?

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!

2 thoughts on “Wright or Wrong ?”

  1. This sounds like a really great book, and its amazing that you ere reading it as a child. I also loved mystery books and learning about topics through books and such. If you are really into the chaos theory and the Fibonacci sequence I found a page in amazon that has a whole like of books on the chaos theory. and another one for the Fibonacci sequence.


    1. Alida,when I was in middle school I had a unique math teacher. Instead of teaching us in a way of lectures and lesson plans he gave us books. These books were a category of choose your own path books. They were books that students wrote in years before us about stories including life lessons that involved math. I remember loving those books and learning about how math was used for tasks in an everyday life. Such as riding a bike to school, I remember this story that this girl wrote about and talking about the balance and math of keeping her bicycle steady to maintain it to ride to school. She talked about the metal prongs within the wheels that have rotation and how the inside spiral rotates in the opposite direction keeping the wheels at a straight direction. There was obviously many other stories within these books he gave us but they were cool because you could pick your own path and decide how you wanted these math related stories to end. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of them but if you wanted to give them a look you might find them just as interesting as the book you mentioned!

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