Inquiry-based learning (the five phases)

In Inquiry-based learning, the primary mode of engagement in the classroom is student activity. The instructor designs activities and students presentations such that the mathematical content emerges from students' activity. 

Overview: Five phases of an inquiry-based lesson.

There are five phases to an inquiry-based lesson: planning, launch, exploration/activity, student presentations, and summary/wrap-up. The handout below summarizes these phases, including what the teacher is doing and what the students are doing.

Resources for each phase