It is not difficult to find inquiry tasks for mathematics, although we would like to emphasise that a task in itself is not an inquiry task. The way it is approached by the teacher (and the students) is crucially important. Further guidance on how to use an inquiry approach can be found in this section of the toolkit.
The mascil repository provides a range of different tasks that can be used in inquiry learning.
Others can be found on
- the Mathematics Assessment Project website (look for the ‘problem solving’ tasks
- the Primas website
- the National STEM Centre
The toolkit provides three tools to explore the professional question of what inquiry tasks look like.
These tools will help the group understand the features of tasks that make them appropriate for an inquiry learning approach and begin to explore how these could be used in a classroom.