Friday, 1 November 2013

Maths lesson

DD brought a present home for me the other day. It's a Romanesco broccoli. DH and I immediately said, "It's spirals follow the Fibonacci sequence." Do you remember studying this sequence at school.
This blog post gives more details about this fascinating subject.


It seems a shame to cut it up and eat it, it's so beautiful.


Perhaps I could keep it until Christmas and decorate it with sequins and a star for the top of the 'tree'. If you look closely there are many, many little Christmas trees in there.

Ain't Nature wonderful.

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55 .....

xx

12 comments:

  1. Nature's sculpture.....you can't beat it!!!

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  2. I totally agree. I've never actually tasted one though. Do they taste like brocolli or cauliflower or do they have a taste all of their own?

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    1. Tasted like cauliflower to me.
      xx

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  3. Nature is fascinating! I remember seeing a programme on BBC4 once about nature and numbers. I got it quite quickly in the maths class at school too.
    Not sure it will last till Christmas but the idea of covering it in sequins is wonderful.

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  4. It looks like a sea creature...I wonder how it tastes?
    Jane x

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  5. Couldn't manage to follow your link - but I adore Fibonacci!

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    1. I've just checked the link and it's working.
      xx

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  6. Great close up photo,,,,,looks like an alien lifeform.

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  7. It looks like coral & very beautiful

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  8. Our green grocer has some weird and wonderful stock but I don't think I've ever seen that in his shop - will have to ask if it's grown here at all

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  9. I've always known them as Romanesco Cauliflower, though I think they can be called either. I've never tasted one though.

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