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 exposition. In Inquiry Maths, students take responsibility for directing the lesson with the teacher acting as the arbiter of legitimate mathematical activity.

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 organisations and companies. It was created by Andrew Blair, a secondary school teacher, to promote inquiry learning in mathematics classrooms and has been developed in collaboration with teachers from around the world. Their experiences and reflections enrich its pages.
Most viewed inquiries in June 2016


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  • Introducing Inquiry Maths into a department Introducing Inquiry Maths into a departmentAt an Inquiry Maths conference workshop recently, Rob Smith (@Mrrismithmaths) raised the issue of introducing inquiry into a secondary school department. Rob, the leader ...
    Posted by Andrew Blair
  • Inquiry and problem solving Inquiry and problem solving   The last post about problem solving reported on a discussion with Dan Meyer (@ddmeyer). It centred on the notion of openness in maths classrooms with Dan ...
    Posted 7 May 2016, 02:06 by Unknown user
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