Western Kentucky University
Inquiry-Based 5E Lesson in a High School Geometry Classroom: The Rediscovery and Applications of the Golden Ratio
The 5E inquiry model of instruction is a constructivist teaching methodology that allows students to develop their own pathways to understanding of novel concepts. In this lesson, high school geometry students explore the golden ratio of phi. Students discover and derive the golden ratio through a guided inquiry activity. This methodology allows students to become immersed in the subject matter while creating their own explanations of mathematical concepts.