Originally Posted by AvoCado
This morning DD6 has gone off to school with a pinecone for show and tell - with the Fibonacci-sequence spirals highlighted in silver, green and pink (thanks to Vi Hart)
I'm nervous about it. She wants to explain how cool Fibonacci is - the spiralling boxes! The natural occurrences in flowers and pineapples! The neat addition! - but I strongly suspect she'll be met with a lot of blank faces including her teacher's and she'll quickly downgrade to "look how pretty my colouring is".
Which is a major bummer because she already thinks "people will laugh at a girl doing science" and I don't want her feeling like a weirdo frown

I'd prep the teacher for it. Alert her to what's coming in and send a link to the video. A creative teacher will turn this into a quick mental math & addition review, which is perfectly appropriate to first graders!

So cool she did it! My kids love watching those videos, but will never actually try much.