Inquiry Based Learning

Lately I have been using Inquiry Based Learning in my courses. Fundamentally, this is about engaging students in the mathematical process: requiring them to question, conjecture, argue, and critique. Perhaps the best short-hand is this: students do mathematical research at their own level.

More detailed information about Inquiry Based Learning can be found:

Of course, in the sciences, they are way ahead of us mathematicians. As I learn more, I’ll add more to the list.

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