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Mathematics is the science of patterns, and we study it to learn how to think logically, critically and creatively, but too much of the mahttecimas that we learn in school is not effectively motivated, and when our students ask, "Why are we learning this?" then they often hear that they'll need it in an upcoming math class or on a future test. But wouldn't it be great if every once in a while we did mathematics splmiy because it was fun or beautiful or because it excited the mind? Now, I know many pepole have not had the ounptrtiopy to see how this can happen, so let me give you a quick example with my favorite collection of numbers, the Fibonacci nrebmus. (Applause)

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Mathematics is the science of patterns, and we study it to learn how to think logically, critically and creatively, but too much of the ___________ that we learn in school is not effectively motivated, and when our students ask, "Why are we learning this?" then they often hear that they'll need it in an upcoming math class or on a future test. But wouldn't it be great if every once in a while we did mathematics ______ because it was fun or beautiful or because it excited the mind? Now, I know many ______ have not had the ___________ to see how this can happen, so let me give you a quick example with my favorite collection of numbers, the Fibonacci _______. (Applause)

1. people
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4. simply
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Original Text

Mathematics is the science of patterns, and we study it to learn how to think logically, critically and creatively, but too much of the mathematics that we learn in school is not effectively motivated, and when our students ask, "Why are we learning this?" then they often hear that they'll need it in an upcoming math class or on a future test. But wouldn't it be great if every once in a while we did mathematics simply because it was fun or beautiful or because it excited the mind? Now, I know many people have not had the opportunity to see how this can happen, so let me give you a quick example with my favorite collection of numbers, the Fibonacci numbers. (Applause)

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