tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post7634611564384313201..comments2024-05-08T02:58:20.127-05:00Comments on Algebra's Friend: Our first noticing and wondering!Algebra's Friendhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-76779990953038779532013-09-16T17:56:06.874-05:002013-09-16T17:56:06.874-05:00Max, thanks for responding to my post! Students a...Max, thanks for responding to my post! Students are not familiar with exponential and logrithmic functions. It will be interesting next semester when we get to those to think back to this poster with its noticing/wondering.<br /><br />We finished the unit on Friday. I wish I had included a reflective question on the test that took students back to their noticing and wondering ... maybe on the next test!Algebra's Friendhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-52528745959674631892013-09-16T10:59:22.338-05:002013-09-16T10:59:22.338-05:00Thanks for posting your noticing and wondering. I ...Thanks for posting your noticing and wondering. I love that you'll keep the noticings and wonderings posted all unit so you can see if you're learning stuff that you wondered about (and, I bet, generating lots of new wonderings in the process!)<br /><br />And how fun that a student noticed and wondered about all the functions being f(x) and you were able to listen to him and figure out what was going on, instead of having it linger as a misconception and you not know where his thoughts were coming from!<br /><br />I noticed that no students wondered about the "b" in log-base-b(x-h) + k or in ab^(x-h) + k. I wonder if they're familiar with exponential functions and that's why? I wonder if the b helps give a hint as to the connection between logs and exponents and could be part of figuring out what log means.Maxhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16935784635103701185noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-77501788354519151122013-08-27T19:53:12.424-05:002013-08-27T19:53:12.424-05:00I got to do this activity with my Day B students. ...I got to do this activity with my Day B students. Their noticings and wonderings were interesting. In one class, one student said, "I notice that since they are all equal to f(x), they must all be equal to each other." I chuckled! He identified a flaw in my chart ... and made an excellent observation! I add two photos to the post above from today's observations.Algebra's Friendhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.com