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Inquiry Maths is a model of teaching that encourages students to regulate their own activity while exploring a mathematical statement (called a prompt). Inquiries can involve a class on diverse paths of exploration or in listening to a teacher's explanation. In Inquiry Maths, students take responsibility for directing the lesson with the teacher acting as the arbiter of legitimate mathematical activity.
  

Learning through inquiry What students say

My independent learning ability has improved. It made me think outside the box! (year 11)
   
Having a say in what we do makes me work harder. (year 10)
   
I ask lots more questions in maths after doing inquiry lessons. Last week I made up my own inquiry on enlargements. (year 8)
    
I benefited from an inquiry lesson as I could show how I proved my answer was correct using algebra. (year 8)
  

  
www.inquirymaths.org
is independent of all companies and organisations. It was created by Andrew Blair, a secondary school teacher, to promote inquiry learning in mathematics classrooms and is being developed in collaboration with teachers from around the world. Their experiences and reflections enrich its pages.

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 Inquiry Maths posts and news

Inquiry Maths is supporting this conference on mixed attainment teaching in secondary school classrooms. The conference will be held at the University of Birmingham (UK) and attendance is free. There will be workshops on inquiry learning in mixed attainment classes. A recent Inquiry Maths post discusses the rise in interest from UK maths departments in mixed attainment teaching.
Maths Inquiry Template
Amelia O'Brien, a grade 6 PYP teacher at the Luanda International School (Angola), has shared her Maths Inquiry Template with Inquiry Maths. The template helps students think about concepts relevant to the prompt and plan the inquiry. In their most recent inquiry, Amelia's pupils posed generative questions that opened up new pathways for inquiry 
(see a report here under the title 'Question-driven inquiry'). You can follow Amelia on twitter @_AmeliaOBrien.