|Infinity and me|
Essential question: What is infinity?
Unit Summary: Students will examine the essential question, “What is infinity?” The students will use a strand of a cooked spaghetti noodle to help them visualize the concept. Each student will fold the strand of spaghetti in half and make a cut to divide it into two equal pieces. They will measure the half and record its length to the nearest one-eighth inch on their data table. Then they will repeat the step, cutting the half into a half and measuring its length until they can no longer measure the strand. They will cut the remaining piece as small as possible until they can no longer make a cut. After observing their data, the students will discuss infinity and state their own idea about the concept of infinity.
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