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.