Inquiry-based Mathematics for Students

INtrigue Students. Create a learning environment of high expectations. Investigations 3 engages students in inquiry-based mathematics. Students actively explore mathematical ideas to develop understanding and fluency. They collaborate, investigate, and take part in problem-based learning. Activities focus on the need to connect mathematical practices to content standards. Go, do, explore. thINk!


Rich mathematical tasks allow multiple entry points and varied solution strategies.

  • Student-centered mathematics
  • Active learning and collaboration
  • More than one way to solve it
  • Explain and justify reasoning

Inquiry-Based Mathematics


Online Student Engagement


Digital tools support inquiry-based mathematics. Students make sense of mathematical ideas, use reasoning, and communicate mathematical thinking.



Inquiry-based mathematics engages students in ongoing problem solving, proofs, and mathematical connections.

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
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Focus on how learners thINk. How do they solve the problem?

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