Founded in October, 2016, The Initiative for Mathematics Learning by Inquiry (MLI), a public foundation, has as its mission strengthening the mathematical preparation of all students, with particular emphasis on those in the critical period of the first two years of post-secondary education. They especially need to be poised to meet the challenges—including issues of cyber-security and data analytics—of our increasingly quantitative and data-driven world.
This aim will be accomplished by:
- supporting and expanding the community of teacher-practitioners in Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) at the undergraduate, graduate, and pre-college levels, especially those who are preparing the next generation of K-12 teachers;
- encouraging the creation of teaching materials and resources;
- training graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in IBL methods;
- and providing workshops and conferences focused on IBL for practicing teachers of mathematics.
An undergraduate Analysis class at Lamar University, 2011-12, Professor W. Ted Mahavier in front row. Videos of the class, with commentary, are available on the web.