Welcome to the website and online member community for the Academy of Inquiry Based Learning.  We hope you will explore the various features our site has to offer. We created this online space to support a dynamic environment, where people interested in IBL can interact and exchange ideas. 

AIBL is a community of college math instructors, math teachers, and supporters of inquiry-based learning.  Our philosophy is "big tent IBL."  What this means is that we define IBL broadly, and support the use of a wide range of empirically-validated teaching methods in mathematics courses consistent with courses where students are (a) deeply engaged in rich mathematical tasks, and (b) have ample opportunities to collaborate with peers (where collaboration is defined broadly).  

One of the goals of AIBL is to improve undergraduate math education via increasing the use of IBL methods across a wide range of courses and institutional environments.  We support instructors interested in teaching IBL courses and support a community interested in adapting IBL to suit specific, local needs of instructors, students, and institutions.


Important Date

*The Summer 2016 IBL Workshops were a success! Future workshop dates will be announced here.


Student Testimonials

It was really encouraging to hear that we were going to have a bigger role within the learning, in that we were going to be working together in groups, and that we were also going to be able to ask [the professor] questions about different things within the text.
— Nora Ortega, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

This interview of two CSU Monterey Bay students was filmed in April 2014 at CSU Monterey Bay. Filmed and edited by Kaylene Wakeman, AIBL.

Nora Ortega, a 5th year math major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, reflects on her experiences in inquiry-based learning mathematics classes. Nora intends to become a math teacher.

One of the things I’ve learned from taking the IBL course is discovering things on your own...I really witnessed the beauty of...discovering it on your own, but also being forced to share that with somebody else.
— Diana Zambrano, Cal State Monterrey Bay

Head over to the AIBL YouTube channel to view more videos with instructors and students about their experiences with IBL.


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