The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #21/2010

Interdisciplinarity for the 21st Century: Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Mathematics and its connections to the Arts and Sciences

Bharath Sriraman, The University of Montana, USA
Viktor Freiman, University of Moncton, Canada

Abstract

Interdisciplinarity has become increasingly important for emergent professions of the 21st century yet there is a dearth of systematic studies aimed at implementing it in the school and university curricula. The Mathematics and its Connections to the Arts and Sciences (MACAS ) group places Mathematics as a vehicle through which deep and meaningful connections can be forged with the Arts and the Sciences and as a means of promoting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary thinking traits amongst students. The Third International Symposium held by the MACAS group in Moncton, Canada in 2009 included numerous initiaves and ideas for interdisciplinarity that are implementable in both the school and university setting. The chapters in this book cover interdisciplinary links with mathematics found in the domains of culture, art, aesthetics, music, cognition, history, philosophy, engineering, technology and science with contributors from Canada, U.S, Denmark, Germany, Mexico, Iran and Poland amongst others.

Keywords: interdisciplinary mathematics; art and math; science and math; mathematics pedagogy

AMS Subject Classification: 97

Preprint of B.Sriraman & V.Freiman (Eds). Interdisciplinarity for the 21st Century: Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Mathematics and its connections the Arts and Sciences, Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC. Pdf (239 KB)

Link to book on Information Age Publishing