The University of Montana

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #3/2008

Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Mathematics and its Connections to the Arts and Sciences

**Bharath Sriraman**

Dept. of Mathematical Sciences

The University of Montana

**Claus Michelsen**

Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Sciences

University of Southern Denmark

**Astrid Beckmann**

University of Education, Scwhaebisch Gmuend,Germany

**Viktor Freiman**

University of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

**Abstract**

- 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?

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Classification:** 97

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