This site is an excellent collection of information and topics with applications related to Phi and Golden Ratio. It also provides an online community where users and contributors can share their ideas and topics about Phi and Golden Ratio.
Type of Material:
This site can be used in class, at home, or for individual learning. It can be used as a useful resource for undergraduate and graduate math classes and can be a reference for student projects involving the Golden Ratio.
It works on all browsers including smart phones and does not require any plug-ins, Java, HTML, and Flash.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
To learn about and appreciate Phi and the Golden Ratio.
Target Student Population:
Undergraduate /graduate math students, or anyone who is interested in learning about Phi (The Golden Number)
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
This site consists of the most useful resources about Phi and Golden Ratio. It also provides users with articles about the applications of Phi in math, beauty, design, life, geometry, markets, cosmos, and theology. In addition, it has a blog that contains several posts about Phi and Golden Ratio. It contains a diverse collection of tidbits and history about the Golden Ratio. Each of the articles contains accompanying graphics that help visually explain the concept that the author is highlighting. Some of the graphics are animated gifs.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This site will help students who are interested in learning more about Phi and Golden Ratio find the most useful resources about Phi and Golden Ratio and their applications in many related mathematical sciences and life sciences. It will be particularly useful to a student working on a project for a liberal arts mathematics course.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
This is a well-organized site that also has a site map that contains all of the covered sections and categories of Phi. It gives the user a summary or introduction to each section in the site. Each category’s page contains the first few sentences of individual topics ending with a link to read the full topic. This makes it easy to quickly browse through the pages to find the article of interest.
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