*Scientific American*column, "Mathematical Games." His life and work are celebrated by G4G conferences ("Gatherings for Gardner") held in even-numbered years in Atlanta. Here fans gather and present fun-mathematics to each other.

A several-time participant in G4G is Kate Jones of Kadon Enterprises, an organization devoted to the development and distribution of Game Puzzles. Below in a Fibonacci poem created for the 2016 G4G Jones tells the history of her game-puzzle enterprise.

Many Fibonacci poems use the Fibonacci number sequence

to determine the numbers of

*syllables*in successive lines of a poem.
In the following poem, it is the numbers of

A

There are twelve differently-shaped pentominos; this number gives the title of Jones's poem.

*words*that are counted.A

**pentomino**is a plane geometric figure formed by joining five equal squares edge to edge.There are twelve differently-shaped pentominos; this number gives the title of Jones's poem.

**TWELVENESS**by Kate Jones

**1 Martin**

1 Gardner

2 Long ago

3 Wrote about pentominoes,

5 Brainchild of young Solomon Golomb,

8 The coolest recmath set in all the world.

1 Gardner

2 Long ago

3 Wrote about pentominoes,

5 Brainchild of young Solomon Golomb,

8 The coolest recmath set in all the world.