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Interest in interdisciplinary mathematics is growing at both the school and the college level. The NCTM Standards make a strong case for connecting mathematics with other disciplines, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded many projects and curricula with strong interdisciplinary commitments, and mathematicians are more and more seeking employment in interdisciplinary areas.

The Forum's Internet Mathematics Library provides a page of links to Interdisciplinary/Thematic Studies. A few selections from these pages are offered below.

  1999 Laptop Learning Challenge (LLC) - Toshiba/NSTA
This challenge rewarded 20 K12 educators for their innovative uses of laptop computers. The 20 selected lessons may be browsed by subject (abstracts ... more>>

  Aligning and Articulating Standards Across the Curriculum (NCREL) - Cathy Cook; Pathways to School Improvement
Critical Issues in Mathematics. Students often do not see any connection between the mathematics they learn in school and the other subjects they ... more>>

  MAA Session on Interdisciplinary Programs with Undergraduate Mathematics - Louis Gross
Abstracts and related materials associated with a contributed paper session convened at the joint meetings of the American Mathematical Society and ... more>>

  Magnet/Mathematics Connections: Morse High School - Suzanne Alejandre, for the Math Forum
Morse High School is the Center for Technology and Pacific Rim Studies. The school magnet focuses on five career paths designed to provide a ... more>>

  Math Awareness Month (MAM) - Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM)
Mathematics Awareness Month - formerly Math Awareness Week (MAW) - is held each April to increase public understanding of and appreciation for ... more>>

  NCTM San Diego Sessions on Interdisciplinary Math - Mathematics Education at the Math Forum
A selection of presentations from the 74th Annual NCTM Meeting, 25-28 April 1996, San Diego, ... more>>

  A Round-Table Discussion with the Client Disciplines - Sheldon P. Gordon; Mathematics, Suffolk Community College
A roundtable discussion, chaired by Sheldon Gordon, with participants from a number of the sciences; the topic was how calculus reform affects their ... more>>

For more, search or browse Interdisciplinary/Thematic Studies in the Forum's Internet Mathematics Library.

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