Creating IBL Activities

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 4:45pm

Dear Colleagues, Friends, & Supporters,

Summer is a good time for us to revise some of our materials. That's why our blog for June contains some ideas about how to write IBL activities. Together with Prof. Mairead Greene we have collected some of the questions we ask ourselves before, during and after we are writing IBL tasks. The goal is to have these questions be independent of course, level, and style of IBL.

We had many homeschooling groups interested in our materials and workshops lately, which is an unexpected but wonderful new group to think about. If you have any experience with using our investigations in this new setting please let us know how it is going. We would love to learn with you!

Unfortunately we won't be able to be at the R. L. Moore IBL conference in Austin, TX, on "Empowering with Inquiry-Based Learning" this year. We hope many of you can attend and enjoy it! We are very much looking forward to the PREP IBL workshop in San Louis Obispo in July though.


Julian Fleron, Phil Hotchkiss, Volker Ecke, & Christine von Renesse.

Often people ask me how to write inquiry activities so there must be some tricks that can be communicated. Together with Prof. Mairead Greene from Rockhurst University, I have been thinking about the questions we ask ourselves before, during and after writing tasks. Our intention is that these questions will help to inspire and guide others in creating good IBL activities in any mathematics course.