EDU112 and MAT157 joined together for a Learning Community. In meeting course competencies for both courses, instructors developed then facilitated an Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) Project. Inquiry based learning starts with a team (in our case, partners), who have a legitimate, real-life inquiry into a situation where the solution is not readily apparent. It closely follows the model of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) but with required mathematical applications. Using the "Explanation and Model of Inquiry Based Learning" and "inquiry Based Mathematics Lesson" (see attachments), the instructors guided the students through the process. They outlined the problem and gave the students nine possible topics (see attached "Explanation of Project" and "PBL Topics"). Students then created a Ppt presentation following the "PBL Powerpoint Organization" rubrics and were assessed by instructors using this as well as the SAAC-generated "Technological Literacy Rubric" (both attached). All nine presentations scored a perfect 50 out of 50 on the Technological Literacy Rubric.
Inquiry-Based Learning Project
Completed Full Cycle