This class discussion highights how two students, James and Danielle, interpret x differently. Another student, Matt, uses money (quarters) to explain the distinction between the two interpretations.

# Recursive vs Explicit Expressions

## Revisiting James & Danielle

Two students share their methods for solving the Growing Dots task, one describing recursive thinking (x + 4) and the other presenting an explicit expression (x4 + 1).

## James & Danielle

Two students share their methods for solving the Growing Dots task, one describing recursive thinking (x + 4) and the other presenting an explicit expression (x4 + 1).

## Matt & James

This class discussion highights how two students, James and Danielle, interpret x differently. Another student, Matt, uses money (quarters) to explain the distinction between the two interpretations.