FiboNachos, Anyone? Have Some Tasty Fun Teaching the Fibonacci Sequence
It’s Fibonacci Day, and we’re celebrating this mathematical milestone by whipping up something near and dear to our Texas roots — nachos, or Fibonachos. (Too cheesy? Nah.)
November 23 is known as Fibonacci Day because when the date is written in the mm/dd format (11/23), the digits in the date form the beginning of the Fibonacci sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3.
We don’t have to tell you that the Fibonacci sequence is a sequence of numbers, defined by a linear recurrence equation, where a number is the sum of the two numbers before it. For example: 1, 1, 2, 3 ... is the Fibonacci sequence. Here, 2 is the sum of the two numbers before it (1+1). Similarly, 3 is the sum of the two numbers before it (1+2). There are many fascinating things about the sequence. Perhaps most interesting is the fact that the ratio of subsequent Fibonacci numbers converges on the golden ratio, phi (Ø = 1.618…), as the number of terms approaches infinity.
Click on the short video below that shares our favorite recipe for philling Fibonachos. (Really loving that cheese, huh?) By the time you’re done, you’ll learn how to make golden, rectangle tortilla chips and use the Fibonacci sequence to build delicious Fibonachos. As you may expect, we’ve made certain that our Fibonachos include the golden ratio of chips to cheese.
Be sure and try our recipe with your students for a fun and tasty way to teach the Fibonacci sequence.
FiboNachos 1 small onion, diced
 1 avocado, sliced
 2 cups oil
 3 tablespoons salsa
 5 jalapeños, sliced
 8 ounces shredded cheese
 13 corn tortillas
Happy Fibonacho Day!
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