The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Arthur Benjamin

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To be creatively-minded is to be interested in and excited by new ideas and possibilities. Creative people are often able to see the world in a different way, and they are able to come up with new ideas and solutions to problems.

  • The creative director encouraged the employees to be creative.
  • The creative team came up with a new advertising campaign that was very successful.

To take a standpoint is to have a point of view on a situation. You can take a standpoint on anything from politics to religion to social issues.

  • She took a political standpoint by arguing that the government should be more open.
  • He took a religious standpoint by arguing that the Bible is the word of God.

Petals are the small, flimsy wings that flowers and other plants use to move around. Petals are usually green or brown, and they are usually soft and fragile.

  • The petals on the flower were delicate and green.
  • The petals on the flower were brown and tough.

To spiral is to move in a circular or spiral pattern. When you spiral your arm around, you are creating a spiral.

  • The spiral in the glass was beautiful.
  • The spiral on the door was very pretty.

Squared means that something is equal to its opposite. In math, squared means that something is multiplied by itself twice.

  • The square root of 16 is 4.
  • The square of 5 is 25.

Rectangles are shapes that have four equal sides. They are used a lot in mathematics, because they are the simplest shapes that can still be divided into equal parts.

  • The shapes on the page are all rectangles.
  • The rectangle is the most common shape in the world.

Mathematics is a branch of science that deals with the principles of numbers, shapes, space, and time. Mathematicians use these principles to solve problems and to understand how the world works.

  • Mathematics is a subject that mathematicians need to be very good at.
  • Mathematics is a very difficult subject, and most people don't have a lot of talent for it.

To be fascinated by something is to be very interested in it. When you're fascinated by something, you are usually looking at it with a lot of attention and you are not paying very much attention to anything else.

  • She was so fascinated by the animal that she didn't even notice the danger.
  • I was so fascinated by the movie that I didn't pay much attention to the dialogue.

Figuring is a word that is used to describe the process of calculating something. You might figure out how much money you need to save each month, or you might figure out how much weight you need to lose.

  • I can't figure out how to do this math problem.
  • She figured out how to solve the equation quickly by using simple math.