links and other resources

IBL Resources

Discovering the Art of Mathematics: Inquiry-Based Learning at the College Level. Mentoring, resources, videos, blogs and materials.
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learninga classroom and laboratory technique that seeks to simultaneously teach content and key process skills such as the ability to think analytically and work effectively as part of a collaborative team.
The Moore Method: A Pathway to Learner-Centered Instruction, Coppin, Mahavier, May, Parker
Making the Connection: Research and Teaching in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Carlson, Rassmussen
How Learning Works, Ambrose, et al
Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses, Fink
How Students Learn, National Research Council

Research on Inquiry based learning in College Mathematics

Laursen, Hassi, Kogan, Hayward, et al, University of Colorado Boulder, Inquiry-Based Learning in College Mathematics

Additional Links

The Educational Advancement Foundation

The Legacy of R. L. Moore

The Mathematical Association of America

The American Institute of Mathematics

Real Math Archive (This is an archive of real-world problems or contexts that may be useful for IBL instructors as a starting point.)

Assessment tools for instructors

Wondering how you can measure student learning gains in your IBL courses? The SALG-M is a form of the Student Assessment of their Learning Gains (SALG) survey instrument that is customized for undergraduate mathematics courses. Sandra Laursen and Marja-Lilsa Hassi, Ethnography and Evaluation Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, have used this survey to examine students' learning gains across a range of cognitive, affective, and social domains (e.g. Hassi & Laursen, 2009), and are making it available to instructors and researchers to use in IBL classes. Please download the instructions and go to