Alliance for Michigan IBL (AMIIBL)
We are working to build and sustain a regional community of mathematics instructors in Michigan that
- is welcoming and supportive of all instructors using, or interested in using, inquiry-based mathematics education;
- makes cross-institutional connections between instructors in the state (and nearby areas);
- provides a platform for sharing ideas, resources, and events pertaining to inquiry-based mathematics in the region;
- organizes in-person IBL events for both new and experienced IBL users;
- supports instructors' reflective teaching practice in a safe community of practitioners.
What is IBL?
Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) is a form of active learning in which students engage in the practices of mathematicians: sense-making, proving, example exploration, conjecture-making, revising, listening, sharing, collaborating, persevering, and facing uncertainty. While courses may look different, they rely on four core principles (“pillars”) illustrated in this picture.
As part of a new NSF grant to support regional IBL communities, we are excited to offer Peer Collaboration Mini-Grants and Travel Mini-grants. You can apply for $250 travel grants to attend state IBL events or $250/person to visit classrooms, develop materials, or other peer-collaboration projects around IBL courses.
- July 28-30, 1pm-5pm, Virtual Workshop hosted by University of Michigan. Free IBL workshop open to college math instructors in the state. Facilitators Nina White (University of Michigan) and guest facilitator Amy Ksir (US Naval Academy). Registration will open in May 2020. More details.
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June 4, 2020. Free virtual IBL workshop hosted by AMiIBL and the IBL Communities NSF Grant. Over 40 mathematics instructors attended this workshop designed and facilitated by Danielle Champney (Cal Poly) and Francesca Gandini (Kalamazoo College).
August 27-29, 2019: Free IBL Workshop at University of Michigan with guest facilitator Kyle Peterson (DePaul) and local facilitator Nina White (UM)
April 5, 2019. Free IBL workshop as part of the MI-MAA section meeting at University of Detroit Mercy.
August 28-30, 2018, Free IBL workshop at University of Michigan with guest facilitator Danielle Champney (Cal Poly) and local facilitator Nina White (UM)
March 24, 2018 (Valparaiso University). As part of Trisection Meeting of the Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan Sections of the MAA, there was a session on "Inquiry Based Learning: Math and beyond" led by Michael Starbird.
Dawn Archey, University of Detroit Mercy
Erik Brown, Jackson College
Francesca Gandini, Kalamazoo College
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University
Nina White, University of Michigan
Interested in joining the leadership team? Email whitenj(at)umich(dot)edu