### Challenges Of An Inquiry-Based Math Classroom- PART 1

I'm about to finish my 4th year of teaching. This was my first year as a middle school math teacher and my first year really trying to create an inquiry-based math classroom. It's hard. What is an inquiry based math classroom? I generally see it as getting students curious about mathematics and driven to understand and explore and willing to fail. How do you generate curiosity and inquiry about mathematics? I did several things this year. At the root of a lot of it, I made space for discussion and dialogue in small and large groups. When presented with most problems in class,…