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An Overview of Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics

  1. Stan Yoshinobu1,
  2. Matthew Jones2

Published Online: 19 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms1065

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

How to Cite

Yoshinobu, S. and Jones, M. 2013. An Overview of Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. 1–11.

Author Information

  1. 1

    California Polytechnic State University, Department of Mathematics, San Luis Obispo, California

  2. 2

    California State University, Mathematics Department, Carson, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2013

Abstract

There exists a growing body of evidence in the research literature suggesting better learning outcomes for students in courses taught using inquiry-based learning. This article presents a broad overview of what inquiry-based learning is and the supporting research literature.

Keywords:

  • inquiry-based learning;
  • mathematics;
  • teaching;
  • instruction