The Mathematical Inquiry Project (MIP) is a statewide collaboration among mathematics faculty in Oklahoma to improve entry-level undergraduate mathematics instruction through three guiding principles:

Students learn through engaging in deep problems requiring them to select, perform, and evaluate actions whose structures are equivalent to the structures of the concepts to be learned.

Applications are incorporated in mathematics classes to support students in identifying mathematical relationships, making and justifying claims, and generalizing across contexts to extract common mathematical structure.

Students construct an identity as learners in ways that enable productive engagement in their education and the associated academic community.

Calendar of Events

August 10 – 11, 2023
Summit on College Algebra & Precalculus

September 7 – 8, 2023
Summit on Functions and Modeling

September 21 – 22, 2023
Summit on Calculus I

October 12 – 13, 2023
Summit on Quantitative Reasoning

November 2 – 3, 2023
Summit on Concurrent Enrollment

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1821545.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

The MIP publishes peer-reviewed resources designed by Oklahoma faculty author teams to support student learning in entry-level college mathematics courses through inquiry.

Collaborative Research and Development (CoRD) teams produce a collection of resources to be used throughout a course to support development of critical concepts and skills through inquiry.

Activity Revision Collaborations (ARC)s revise a single existing activity to improve student learning through inquiry.

MIP News

MIP announces five entry-level college mathematics pathway summits for Fall 2023
The MIP will host college and university faculty from across Oklahoma for each of the four statewide entry-level pathways (College Algebra/Precalculus, Calculus, Functions and Modeling, and Quantitative Reasoning) and a fifth to focus on concurrent enrollment. The project encourages all interested faculty to apply…

Mathematics faculty present results from statewide collaboration at regional conference
Thirteen faculty from colleges and university across Oklahoma presented results from their collaboration to promote learning through inquiry in entry-level mathematics courses at the Oklahoma-Arkansas annual section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, March 30 – April 1, 2023.

STATE Magazine: Course changes increase student success across Oklahoma
For students who struggle in math, it doesn’t matter which of the 27 public institutions governed by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education they attend. Under the leadership of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and a team of mathematicians from Oklahoma State University, all of the colleges are working together to improve student success in entry-level math courses, and the pilot results have been astounding….

Get involved in the MIP

All Oklahoma college and university mathematics faculty are welcome to participate in MIP activities. Contact us for more information.