Solving Fibonacci Problems

Leonardo of Pisa is known for the problem of counting multiplying rabbits which led to discovery of Fibonacci numbers. This problem was included in his book Liber Abaci (1202), where he introduced the Hindu-Arabic numerals to Europe and demonstrated algebraic methods and problems solved by Arabic mathematicians of the time. The Book of Abacus significantly influenced the development of European mathematics. Today these problems can be solved using middle school mathematics. Still they are the classics of amusing science and intriguing tasks to practice your skills. During the class the students will approach some of these problems themselves.


This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


SUGGESTED READING


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Tradition of amusing (recreational) mathematics. Acquaintance with the history of publication of The Book of Abacus by Leonardo of Pisa. Variety of mathematical problems presented in the book.
  • Practicing solving the problems from The Book of Abacus. Discussion on the found solutions. Appearance of these problems in mathematical textbooks of different times, when relevant.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Become familiar with the historical book on mathematics as a textbook for merchants and academics.
  2. Practice brain exercises in solving recreational mathematical problems.
  3. Know methods of finding the solutions.
  4. Get more problems from The Book of Abacus to continue practicing.
$65 Limited

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