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)

is independent of all companies and organisations. The website 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.

Most viewed inquiries in July 2017


 Inquiry Maths posts and news

  • What do we mean by inquiry in mathematics classrooms? What do we mean by inquiry in mathematics classrooms?   The August newsletter from Mathematics by Inquiry (reSolve) includes two classroom tasks the project has developed. The tasks ...
    Posted 14 Aug 2017, 13:20 by Andrew Blair
  • Inquiry is not discovery learning Inquiry is NOT discovery learningIf we were to believe the critics, classroom inquiry is just another variation of discovery learning. Citing their favourite article, they conflate teaching models under ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2017, 08:49 by Andrew Blair
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