How to spot fractal patterns in nature


You don't have to be a mathematician to see maths in nature. All around, there are common patterns and geometries to identify.

Us humans have a natural ability to spot patterns in the world around us, whether it be in face recognition or in predicting weather. Making these connections has been a key tool for us to survive in the wild, when making sense of the environment around.

Though, just as we can match faces, some are able to make connections between mathematical rules, and inanimate objects, whether they be looking at the sky above, or the leaves on the ground below.

One of the most commonly recognisable patterns is the golden ratio, named 'golden' by the ancient Greeks due to it appearing 'divine'.

The Golden Ratio