This is a great strategy to use with your Algebra II students that will have them communicating, making connections, solving problems, reasoning, and increasing their perseverance in math class.
Students will be asked 'What do you notice?' and 'What do you wonder?' about parent functions and their transformations. When students are given time to Notice and Wonder they start to make connections with the content before the lesson begins.The teacher generates a class list of all the notice and wonder input generated by the students. The teacher can make further connections throughout the lesson. This strategy is so simple and fosters real change. The teacher is no longer asking all the questions in the classroom. This strategy works because everyone can notice, and everyone can wonder. Notice and Wonder eliminates the need for students to have the correct answer before they will participate. Instructions are included to help teachers learn the Notice and Wonder strategy. An answer key is not included because the answers will vary.
The Notice and Wonder strategy is easy to implement and can be used in other content areas. The set includes seven Notice and Wonder activities that are ready to use. The following parent functions and transformations are included. 1) Absolute Value, 2) Quadratic, 3) Radical, 4) Cubic, 5) Exponential, 6) Logarithmic, and 7) Rational functions.
There are many uses for the Notice and Wonder strategy such as: a warm-up, a lesson introduction, a transition between activities, an after-test activity, or as homework.
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