Why we use Inquiry with Liberal Arts Students

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 1:45pm

As we were talking with visitors at the Baltimore Joint Mathematics Meetings about why we are using inquiry-based learning, especially with liberal arts students, we realized that we needed to put it in writing. To explain why, we wrote a blog post, including a classroom video and beautiful examples of original student work (a painting, poem, song, and quote).

The Infinite Study Guide - Original DAoM Student Painting

Our students tell us that they do not like mathematics, it feels disconnected from their lives and they do not have high expectations for themselves in this class. These are among the reasons why IBL is perfect for MLA classes.