### Lecture (Level 1) – The magic of Fibonacci numbers

### by Arthur Benjamin

professor of math at Harvey Mudd College and entertainer using the title “Mathemagician,” where he performs mental calculations, memorizations and other math magic.

**First preview the vocabulary below. Then do the exercise by first reading a single question and then listening for the answer. When you hear the answer, pause the video and answer the question. Then read the next question and do the same thing. If you get the answer wrong, then go back to where the answer is given and listen again.**

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### Vocabulary:

essentially: basically

calculation: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing

application: making use of math in the real world

inspiration: getting surprising answers

patterns: numbers that repeat

motivated: making students want to learn

and so on: and it continues

square: multiply a number by the same number

consecutive: one followed by the next

rectangle: a long square

sum: the result of adding things together

generate: make

ratio: the relationship between 2 numbers

More info on Leonardo Fibonacci: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci

Arthur Benjamin’s website: https://www.math.hmc.edu/~benjamin/

© 2014 Ambien Malecot

## Comment (1)

## kang jang| November 13, 2013

I really like this one