When did it happen last time, and when will it occur again in the future?
This sounds like just another mathematical problem, but it is an example of inquiry-based learning that is at the heart of our teaching and learning at TBS Warsaw. Our recent school inspection confirmed that our teachers do provide students with opportunities not only to ask the questions, but also to investigate a variety of possible answers. It is important which War took place and when but, it is far more important for students to research what were the possible reasons for such a war to begin. It is important to find a correlation between angles of incidence and refraction, but it is again far more important to inquire the reasons for such a physical phenomenon. As I already mentioned many times before, asking the question “Why?” is often far more important than learning and knowing the answer.
In the coming months, on March 19, 2020, 254 of our Primary & Secondary students, will take part in the well-known Kangaroo (Kangur) Mathematics competition. The competition was established in the early 90’s and is now a part of a mathematical landscape in over 50 countries across the world. I am convinced that that our inquiry-based learning, will help our students to be successful in this year’s competition.
Dr Jacek Łatkowski