Education Technology

What’s Half of a Half of a Half?

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students will use a physical model to determine what happens when they repeatedly halve a piece of paper, and then they reassemble the pieces into a whole. They then use an algebraic model to analyze the same situation, which leads to an introductory discussion of limits.

Before the Activity

Download the attached document and look over the information on the first page. Distribute the Student Worksheet for use during the activity.

During the Activity

Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

After the Activity

Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.