How to Get Started ...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 3:40pm

Dear Colleagues, Friends, & Supporters,

We are excited and energized by the connections we made with IBL practitioners at the R.L. Moore conference and at the IBL PREP workshop at Kenyon College. In our conversations with faculty interested in making a shift towards more inquiry-based classrooms, we often hear about the importance of the nuts and bolts foundations in supporting this shift.

In this month’s blog post, “How to Get Started”, Julian Fleron shares with you our best advice for colleagues interested in teaching an inquiry-based course in mathematics for liberal arts using the DAoM materials -- be it for a whole semester, or just a week or two. If you’ve been contemplating taking the plunge, this may give you the confidence to give it a try.

We have also worked to further expand our “Classroom” page. It now includes an "IBL Teaching Bibliography" and clarifies how we broadly understand and define “Inquiry-Based Learning”.

As we continue to refine our workshops and expand our web resources to support you, please keep your requests and suggestions coming.


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

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You’re ready to embrace inquiry-based learning (IBL) in your mathematics for liberal arts (MLA), or other general education courses, with the help of Discovering the Art of Mathematics (DAoM) materials. How do you get started?