Grade Level(s): 7
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The purpose of the task is to have students reflect on the meaning of repeating decimal representation through approximation. A formal explanation requires the idea of a limit to be made precise, but 7th graders can start to wrestle with the ideas and get a sense of what we mean by an "infinite decimal."
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Name of Author/Source: Brian Carmichael
District/Organization of Contributor(s): FSU Lab School
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
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