Today I introduced a small group of my students to 'prompts'. We talked about the idea of them asking the questions. What do they want to know more about? What is interesting or confusing? My go-to site for prompts is Andrew Blair's inquirymaths.com. Here's how it went: pairs were given 10 mins with the prompt … Continue reading Rectangle Inquiry

## Using prompts to drive inquiry

"Inquiry Maths is a model of teaching that encourages students to regulate their own activity while exploring a mathematical statement (called a prompt). Inquiries can involve a class on diverse paths of exploration or in listening to a teacher's explanation. In Inquiry Maths, students take responsibility for directing the lesson with the teacher acting as the … Continue reading Using prompts to drive inquiry

## A Textbook Problem

Casualty of last year's library cull was this pile of rather out-dated looking textbooks from 1998. It was assumed that these were fit for the recycling bin. Words like textbook, levels and National Curriculum don't easily fit with PYP philosophy or the direction I have been trying to take my Maths teaching. A cursory flick through the … Continue reading A Textbook Problem