Teach the Fibonacci sequence to kids with movement!
Is your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade class learning number sequences? Introduce the Fibonacci number sequence to kids using this hop mat! Make Fibonacci sequence activities for kids full of movement and energy. By implementing kinesthetic teaching strategies and engaging in play-based learning with Fibonacci sequence games, your students will master number sequences!
The Fibonacci Number Hop is a floor mat that depicts Fibonacci numbers 1 through 55. In each number’s box on the mat, there are instructions for the number sequence as well as a graphic representation of the quantity. With its bright colors and easy-to-follow text, this mat is sure to keep visual learners engaged!
Fibonacci numbers are named after an Italian mathematician, Leonardo da Pisa (1175-1250), who was better known as Fibonacci. Fibonacci numbers are found everywhere from nature, to art, to music, to architecture. With this floor mat, students will learn the first numbers in the Fibonacci sequence and how to calculate the rest!
Furthermore, Fibonacci sequence games allow for practice with addition. Practice with Fibonacci numbers will improve number sense and reinforce existing math skills while students gain an understanding of number sequences.
Best of all, kids learn best while they are moving. Physical activity increases learning comprehension and boosts memory retention. Students will learn better while having fun!
Find more movement-based Fibonacci sequence activities for kids on our activity database. Make number sequence lessons fun today!
Also available: Check out the children’s book by Suzy Koontz called Freddy Fibonacci’s Awful Allowance, for more fun with Fibonacci Numbers!
Materials: Our floor mats are made from heavy-duty vinyl. They are easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. Some teachers have used their mats for over 10 years!
Dimensions: 30 x 129 inches
Includes: Fibonacci numbers 1 through 55 and instructions (ex. for 13, add 8+5)
Check out our material FAQ page for more information and instructions on caring for your floor mat.
Sample Activity: Create Fibonacci Numbers
- Have a student begin at “START HERE”.
- Have them follow this pattern down the mat:
- Hop to the red block and say, “one.”
- Hop on the green zero block and say, “zero.”
- Hop on the red one block and say, “plus one,”
- Hop on the blue one block and say, “equals one.”
- Hop on the red one block and say, “one.”
- Hop on the blue one block and say, “plus one.”
- Hop on the orange two block and say, “equals two.”
As they hop, they are creating the addition problem that creates the Fibonacci Numbers.