Inquiry-based learning is a familiar term to Australian educators. Inquiry methods and skills are a key part of the Australian Curriculum design, and provide contexts for students to question, analyse and resolve challenges through authentic learning opportunities. Ultimately, inquiry learning aims to build self-directed learners who have the capacity to apply critical thinking skills and knowledge in a range of situations in their everyday world. Scootle provides a wide range of inquiry-based units of work, interactives and students activities across the learning areas.
Thought-provoking maths – new in Scootle
The Thought-provoking maths
learning sequences take a maths by inquiry approach, and cover a variety of topics for a range of year levels across F–10. The sequences use a mix of hands-on learning tasks and digital resources from Scootle and elsewhere.
- a provocation to stimulate student thinking around a concept
- resources that provide students with skill practise or allow them to experiment, investigate or problem-solve
- some ideas or a specific task to enable students to represent their learning
- links to the Australian Curriculum and the Mathematics proficiencies.
You can find these learning sequences by searching for ‘Thought-provoking maths’ within Scootle.
Looking for inquiry in other subjects? Try these search terms:
Inquiry; Problem solving; Thinking; Research questions.