Teaching and Learning Mathematics Through an Inquiry Approach

May 3 - 5, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand

Participating Schools

British School Manila
Chadwick International School
Diocesan Boys' School Primary Division
International School HCMC
International School of Bangkok
International School of Dongguan
International School of Phnom Penh
International School of Tanganyika
ISG Jubail
Lanna International School
Nexus International School Malaysia
Seoul Foreign School
Shanghai Community International School - ECE Campus
Shanghai Singapore International School
SJI International Elementary School
St Andrews International School Bangkok
The American International School of Johannesburg
The International School of Macao
United Nations International School of Hanoi
UWC Thailand International School

Given below is a compilation of participants' response to the following query on the Workshop Evaluation Form:  

"Theory/Skills acquired from the workshop that you can use immediately"


  • High ceiling tasks

  • Using picture books

  • Adapting problems to be rich

  • Number talks

  • Rich tasks

  • Open ended problem solving

  • Number sense activities

  • Problem solving strategies

  • Math games - Get out of my house/petals

  • Planning inquiry units

  • Websites and resources

  • Differentiation strategies

  • Know/be/do

  • Formative assessment ideas

  • Different ways to do pre-assessment and reflections

  • Designing problems which are open-ended, engaging and rich

  • Ann baker's mental routines, problematised situation, reflection planning

  • Growth mindset -  building norms

  • Split screen teaching

  • Having my students listen to and see each other's answer

  • Pre-assessment

  • 10 big ideas to consider/evaluate my math instruction

  • Rich tasks resources and how to do them

  • Rethinking prior knowledge assessments

  • How to make a more inquiry focused math programme

  • How to embed key concepts in my math planning

  • New ideas to differentiate in my classroom

  • Effective planning (scaffolding)

  • Start with artefacts

  • Math games such as petals around the rose

  • Techniques for developing numeracy across all age groups

  • Zone of proximity terminology

  • Dan Finkle inspiration - comfort, stretch, panic