TLF ID M025820
This lesson introduces students to a trick for quick conversion between miles and kilometres using the Fibonacci sequence. Students are challenged to explain why the trick works. They investigate using their knowledge of ratio and discover that the miles/kilometres conversion rate is close to the golden ratio. The lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, materials needed, discussion points, a slide show and student resources. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Maths by Inquiry program.