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Math lover or not, readers should succumb to the charms of this highly entertaining biography of medieval mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci. Book Review: Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci. Joseph D’Agnese’s Blockhead is well worth reading, even if you don’t like math. By Shala. Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci. Buon giorno! I bid you welcome! Register or simply click to enter. — Leonardo Fibonacci. “ charming and accessible ”.

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I like the Fibonacci numbers being in there I actually expected them to fibonacck in some places they weren’tbut a lot of the spirals aren’t golden spirals. This is a book that you must have in your collection. Mar 30, Janet rated it really liked it Shelves: New book reviews are sent once a month.

It really shows the value of having someone to encourage and learn with you. At first, I wasn’t sure how I felt about the story of a long-dead mathematician, of whom very little is fibonacdi known, being told in the first person and with some vernacular such as “yuck!

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I liked the inclusion of Alfredo and his importance in the story. They thought the old Roman numerals were good enough. At home he counted everything he saw. Want a good book to introduce yourself to the Fibonacci sequence and a great mathematician? Support Your Local Bookstore. He was so enthralled with the math he saw all around him that he nearly walked into danger.

The book is well-written, and because it is told in first person narrative, it is very relate-able. Oct 26, SamZ rated it liked it.

H e noticed 12 birds sitting in a tree.


Blockhead -The Life of Fibonacci – Children’s book

The Life of Fibonacci is a fantastic book to share with all children, especially as they begin to learn mathematical problem solving, the value of math, how it is used, and how it occurs naturally in the world. Students could try to solve his problems about how many legs, wings and eyes 12 birds would have. While on a trip with his merchant father to a city in northern Africa, Fibonacci noticed merchants using a new numeral system borrowed from the Hindi in India, rather than the traditional Roman numerals.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It reminds me a little of the Sir Cumference book about math. I liked the author’s note at the end as well as the fun activities to help kids further understand the importance of the Fibonacci sequence. As he travels for work, Fibonacci learns of Hindu-Arabic numerals and soon writes a book of numerals and math riddles which are still used today and goes on to world-wide fame for his mathematics.

One of the greatest Western mathematicians of all times, Leonardo Fibonacci was born in Pisa, Italy around The children all enjoyed this one. I just hope I won’t be hearing my girls call each other “Blockhead”. These precise compositions allow each leaf to get enough sunlight, make room for the correct number of petals, or squeeze in as many seeds as possible. He invites readers to look again through his story and find the places where his Fibonacci sequence appears.

Y muy bellas ilustraciones. The term blockhead was something that he got from a teacher blockhewd didn’t seem to understand the type of brilliance that he had. Then, the reader is instructed to continue looking through the book to see if they can find any additional items that have Fibonacci numbers in them. The book illustrates ways Fibonacci found his recurring pattern. Leonardo finishes his story by relating that even though he is now old, numbers still delight him, as does the secret Mother Nature cleverly uses to organize the world and even the universe.


The numbers even pop up in works of human imagination–buildings, music, art, and poetry. Hardcover40 pages. The rabbit riddle is neatly portrayed for a visual representation of the math involved, and the way nature uses the pattern is also organically portrayed.

As an adult, Leonardo wrote a book about the Hindi-Arabic numbers, One of the greatest Western mathematicians of all times, Leonardo Fibonacci was born in Pisa, Italy around Fibonadci 10, Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: As Leonardo explained the sequence of adult pairs and baby pairs of rabbits to Alfredo, he noticed a pattern. Delightful book detailing his journey into mathematical discovery!

Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci

A page at the back of the book provides some additional biographical information about Fibonacci. As an adult, Leonardo wrote a book about the Od numbers, but he is most remembered for his number pattern called the Fibonacci Sequence, a special numbered pattern that appears in nature Have students try to solve the rabbit riddle, then work it out together.

The illustrations reinforce the math concepts presented in the book.

An enjoyable picture book biography about the life of Fibonacci. He wanted Leonardo to become a merchant, and took him to northern Africa to learn the business. But one of the men who works for his father sees his potential and helps him explore his interest in numbers.