# Experimental approach to mathematics and science

An experimental approach to mathematics and science enables students to get a better access to the mathematical topic and to develop a deeper understanding. Experimental mathematics is closely connected with problem-based or inquiry-based teaching and learning. The pupils do not start with formulas or rules but get them at most at the end of the learning process. They start with carefully chosen problems and develop mathematics by trying to solve these problems. To find their own ways, insights and solutions the pupils are encouraged to explore, to observe, to discover, to assume, to explain and to prove.