# Promoting student-led inquiry: Open inquiry

- Author:
- Cliff Packman

By experimenting with the applet below and moving Messi what ideas do you have
Write three sentences.
1. I see ......
2. I think ......
3. I wonder .......

What questions can you pose?
ie. From which position does Messi have the best opportunity to shoot and the opposing team is in the worst situation? How far can a professional footballer kick a ball accurately? What is the angle of possibility of shooting the ball from the opposing sides corner to the goal? What effect does the size of the pitch have on the game?
Which mathematical topics could you use to begin tackling these topics?
Is it possible to solve for angles, sides and generalise findings rather than simply providing numerical solutions?