From The Atlantic:
This article discusses Discovering the Art of Mathematics: Mathematical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts (DAoM). The DAoM approach is rooted in inquiry-based learning and focuses on student-led investigations into problems, experiments, and prompts. Steven Strogatz, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University, has been working to implement this approach in an introductory math class. In his class, he integrates memorization and knowledge of basic facts with a deeper understanding of what those facts mean, why they’re important, and where they come up in the real world.