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5A Chen Clare
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci by Joseph D’Agnese
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First edition (March 30, 2010)
It has been a while since I wrote last time. I hope you are okay.
I am writing because I want to introduce a book to you. I am wondering if you have already learnt the Fibonacci numbers yet. If not, do you want to know where the Fibonacci numbers come from? It would be a good choice to read this book: ‘Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci’ written by Joseph D’Agnese.
When Fibonacci was still a boy, he was called a blockhead because he thought a lot which made his teacher think that he was daydreaming. He lived in Pisa where the leaning tower was built. He saw that the tower needed so much math and he liked numbers. His head was swimming so he did not watch where he was going and nearly crashed into a rock and a lady shouted that he should watch where he was going and called him a blockhead too.
That night his father was mad because the whole city were saying that his son was an idiot and he couldn’t have that. He said they were moving to a city in northern Africa so this nickname could be stopped.
The merchants there did not use Roman numerals as the people in Pisa did. They used the numerals they had borrowed from the Hindu people of India. Fibonacci wanted to learn about these numerals so much so he worked very hard to learn them. One day, when Fibonacci asked his best friend a question and his best friend could not solve it, Fibonacci taught him how to solve it and got a bunch of numbers. On another day, when he(Fibonacci) and his friend were walking by the beach, Fibonacci asked his friend to count something on the beach. He got the same numbers as the first question. The numbers are now known as the Fibonacci numbers.
I hope you would like to read this book.
See you soon,
書名：《 愛心樹 》
原文作者: Shel Silverstein
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