Students need more than just arithmetic to succeed in the modern world. Learning maths through an inquiry-based approach can help them develop critical and creative skills, as well as resilience.
There are many reasons to be skeptical about PISA rankings, and their use to compare student achievement or to identify best practices or solutions for educational problems.
Two math professors set the record straight on Ontario math curriculum and achievement.
Instead of just memorising facts and figures, an inquiry-based approach is one where the teacher facilitates students to discover knowledge for themselves.
Research shows that 'discovery learning' does have limited educational value; many other forms of inquiry-based learning, however, have excellent results.