TMME – The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast – has published a new monograph. This time around, the topic for the monograph is concerning Interdisciplinary Educational Research In Mathematics and Its Connections to The Arts and Sciences. The book is based on a symposium that was held in Denmark last year, and the major themes of the papers in the monograph are:
- How can modelling activities be used to foster interdisciplinary projects in the school and university setting?
- How can the intricate connections between mathematics and physics be used to design and research interdisciplinary activities in schools and the university?
- How can research within the ethnomathematics domain of mathematics education be linked to critical mathematics education and interdisciplinary projects involving mathematics, art and culture?
- How can the push for mathematical and statistical literacy be connected to other subjects in the school curricula and emphasized via interdisciplinary activities?
- What are concrete examples of classroom experiments with empirical data that demonstrate new and unusual connections/relations between mathematics, arts and the sciences with implications for pedagogy?
- What is the role of technology and new ICT interfaces in linking communities of learners in interdisciplinary activities involving problem solving? The book is an important contribution to the literature on educational initiatives in interdisciplinary education increasing vital for emerging professions of the 21st century.
Chief editor of TMME, Bharath Sriraman, has edited the book in cooperation with Claus Michelsen, Astrid Beckmann, and Viktor Freiman.