A Recipe for Limits and Infinity

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Making holiday fudge with my mother was always a real treat. One year she shared a story from her childhood: Mom would take her mom's fudge to school, one large piece. At school, she cut it in half and shared one of the resulting two pieces with a friend. That friend would share her piece with another friend in the same way: cut in half and share one of the two pieces. This sharing continued, and by the end of the day, it seemed as though everyone had enjoyed a piece of fudge.

Contributor Notes

Ryann N. Shelton, ryann_shelton@baylor.edu, is a doctoral student studying curriculum and teaching at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She previously taught for six years in public high schools in Texas and was a mathematics instructional specialist for two years. She currently teaches preservice teachers and is interested in preservice teacher education.

(Corresponding author is Shelton ryann_shelton@baylor.edu)
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