#### Title: Enhancing pedagogical practices to improve student engagement thorough inquiry- based problem solving approaches

Abstract: In this session, we will share how inquiry based approaches can be employed to engage students in higher-level critical thinking strategies, open-ended exploration and multiple approaches in problem solving, including technology. Specifically, the participants will learn about best practices in teaching and learn to develop mathematically rich problem solving activities and tasks that can help students to develop their algebraic habits of mind. The participants will also have an opportunity to learn about effective performance based tasks with varying cognitive demand and 21st century skills designed to help educators support their students learning progression and their mathematical understanding.