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Fibonacci Numbers-End of Unit Assignment
One of the greatest mathematicians of the Middle Ages was an Italian, Leonardo
Fibonacci. He is remembered for this problem:
A pair of rabbits is placed in a large pen.
When the rabbits are two months old, they produce another pair of rabbits.
Every month after that, they produce another pair of rabbits.
Each new pair of rabbits does the same. None of the rabbits die.
How many rabbits are there at the beginning of each month?
Beginning of
Number of Pairs
Number of Rabbits
1a) Continue the pattern for two more months. Use different colours to show the
new rabbits.
b) Write the number of pairs of rabbits at the beginning of each month for the first 7
months. These are the Fibonacci sequence – what pattern do you see? Explain how
to find the next number in the pattern.
2. Write the first 15 Fibonacci numbers.
a) What type of number is every third number?
b) Which number is a factor of every fourth number?
c) Which number is a factor of every fifth number?
3. Add the squares of the:
-2nd and 3rd term
- 3rd and 4th terms
-4th and 5th term
What do you notice? Write the next two lines of this pattern.
4. Research the Fibonacci numbers. Make a poster that illustrates another area
where the Fibonacci numbers can be found.
Your assignment will be assessed on:
Problem Solving
Understanding of Concepts
Applications of Mathematical Procedures
Please see attached rubric.
Assignment needs to be neatly written or typed out. Title page should be included.
Your Assignment is due: ____________________________________________