With the drastic change of pedagogy behind the new revised Mathematics Program of Studies, I was curious as to how students were perceiving this change. I wanted to know how they saw things from their own viewpoints. Did students find the shift to an inquiry based approach to be helpful in their studies? Were they comfortable taking part in these risk taking activities? Was it helpful to work in groups instead of the traditional row/seat work or did they find it distracting? Were students applying personal strategies in their work or reverting to the standard algorithm? Many such questions were running through my mind so I decided to meet with some students in grades six and five to explore these questions more.
With parent permission I began videotaping some of my students (past and present) about how they were finding the changes in their math classes. I am showcasing four of these student viewpoints on my site today.