What Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
“I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, …, to set apart and observe the last Thursday
of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I
recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him …, they do also, with humble penitence for
our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans,
mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the
interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with
Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.” ~October 3, 1863
Happy Fibonacci Day! Leonardo Pisano Bigollo (aka Leonardo Fibonacci) (1170-1250) created the Fibonacci Sequence in 1225 to solve the puzzle of rabbit breeding rates. It has since been found to occur widely in nature.
Today’s date corresponds to the first numbers of the Fibonacci sequence – 1 1 2 3
This video offers a exposition of the patterns recurring in the Fibonacci sequence
This video synergizes the number sequence to music.
There is a lively discussion already on Twitter at the hashtag #FibonacciDay and #MathMonday
Remember, you do not need a Twitter account to see hashtag information. Just go to twitter.com and enter the hashtag you wish to search (such as #PBSReaders4Life) and results will display. Click “Latest” to see the most current content.
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” —Thomas Paine (1776)
Bill Teague, center; Clare Van Hoorebeke, Walter Knott, right, 1968
Colleen Flaherty writes in the Inside Higher Ed blog about a new study that shows that although student learning suffered during the switch to remote instruction last spring, that small group activities helped reduce this loss.