Unit Iteration

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of unit iteration:

- Unit iteration refers to the use of a given unit several times to measure another unit.
- Unit iteration of a unit fraction, such as iterating 1 4to create3 4, represents the relationship between a numerator as a count and a denominator as what is being counted.
- In higher grades, students will see
*iteration*with sequences and numerical approximation.

Example

Non-example

If two people share a stick of clay equally, which piece best represents how much of a stick of clay each person will have?

Unit J cannot be a unit fraction that is iterated to make a whole. Two units extend past the stick of clay being measured.

TEKS: This term is not explicitly covered in the Mathematics TEKS.