We are currently studying how people, structures, and ideas are important to the past development, current growth, and future sustainability of an educational community that promotes inquiry-based learning in college mathematics. Some of this work reveals opportunities and challenges for the IBL Math community in defining itself, including its historical linkages to the name of R. L. Moore. We have summarized these findings for community members and others and enrich them with some responses from community members with ideas and suggestions for next steps.

Work from E&ER

Community Responses

Community Connections

Laursen, S. L., & Rasmussen, C. (2019). I on the prize: Inquiry approaches in undergraduate mathematics.  International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 5(1), 129-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40753-019-00085-6  [Author accepted manuscript]


The study of the IBL Math community is supported by the National Science Foundation under award 1347669. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these reports are those of the researchers and do not represent the official views, opinions, or policy of the National Science Foundation. Opinions and recommendations of the respondents are their own and do not represent the NSF or the research team.