This is a task based tutorial introducing one to the basic mathematics of phyllotaxis. Click here to begin the Tutorial, or choose a specific tutorial page to visit:
- Observing Spiral Patterns
- Spiral Applet
- Dynamical Model Applet
- Cylindrical Spirals
- Cylindrical Spirals Applet
- The Farey Tree and the Golden Mean
Note: this was part of the "Discovering Math" class taught at Smith College in the Spring of 99. The previous part of the class included studying symmetry of planar patterns.