## Monday, August 26, 2013

### Our first noticing and wondering!

I am excited about our first day!  I know students will need more time going over procedures, but I'm glad we jumped right into our curriculum.

We spent a few minutes noticing and wondering today.  It felt a bit awkward and students were slow to respond ... but I know that as we practice, we will be able to build their curiosity!

Here are my students noticing and wondering today:
I notice
• 4 variables in each equation
• They all have f(x)
• Each equation seems to get more complex
• There is x-h in every one
• The last equation does not have “plus k”
• The last one is the only one with a v
• They all have the same layout

I wonder
• Why does the last one have a v and none of the others do?
• Does the form help us find the maximum or minimum of the functions?
• How would the last equation look when it is graphed?
• What does “log” mean?
• What do the letters (a, h, k) mean?
• Where are these equations used?
I am posting these questions in our classroom so we can refer to them during our unit of study!

Beth
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PSS ... here are photos of some of today's noticings and wonderings!