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Fibonacci Sequences

In this worksheet, students find the missing term in Fibonacci sequences.

'Fibonacci Sequences' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Algebra

Curriculum subtopic:   Generate Terms of a Sequence

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician from Pisa, who invented the following sequence in the year 1202:

 

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55 ...

 

After the first two terms, each term is formed by adding the two previous terms.

 

So here,

2 = 1 + 1

3 = 2 + 1

5 = 3 + 2

8 = 5 + 3

13 = 8 + 5 etc...

 

Fibonacci used 1 and 1 as his starting numbers, but any two numbers can be used.

 

 

Example

Work out the missing term in this Fibonacci sequence:

2, 2, 4, ?, 10, 16 ...

 

Answer

Look at the first two terms, which add to give 4, the third term.

The missing term is therefore 2 + 4 = 6

Check that the next terms works too

4 + 6 = 10

6 + 10 = 16

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