In the natural world many flowers and plants with multiple parts arranged around a stem, show an intriguing pattern known to ancient mathematicians as Fibonacci numbers. The number pattern 1,1,2,3,5,8 forms an ever increasing spiral that shows up in sunflower heads, pine cones and even in pineapple skin! Head outside and take a look at the flowers around you. Can you spot the number pattern?
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