Over two semesters, We completed Student Interviews with math students in local schools. I enjoyed working with these students and gaining an insight into how they think about and process math problems. I learned that no two students are the same in how they understand certain material. One student may process math problems more easily when using manipulatives while another may rely on the standard algorithm. I have learned that it is vital to offer students multiple methods in order to understand math curriculum . No two students are the same, and no two students learn in the same way. We must remain cognizant of this in our teaching or we are providing a disservice to our students.
Below I have provided a audio recording of my second interview process and the comparison between two of the students I worked with.