MLI Mission

To strengthen the mathematical preparation of all students by supporting and expanding the community of teacher-practitioners at the undergraduate, graduate, and pre-college levels in Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) by:

  • developing collaborative networks of teacher-practitioners,
  • supporting the creation of teaching materials, resources, and pedagogical practices informed by mathematics education research,
  • including teachers and students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in mathematics in the practice of IBL,
  • training graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in IBL methods, and
  • providing workshops and conferences focused on IBL practice and its assessment.

Strategic Areas

The Initiative for Math Learning By Inquiry is currently finalizing its first three year strategic plan. The plan will focus on five key areas:

  • Regional IBL Communities
  • Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Professional Development
  • Advocacy and Marketing of IBL
  • MLI Organizational Infrastructure