Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Brian Doig, Julian Williams
    Pages 1-6 Open Access
  3. Conceptualising and Theorising Interdisciplinarity in Research, Policy and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Julian Williams
      Pages 9-12 Open Access
    3. Julian Williams, Wolff-Michael Roth
      Pages 13-34 Open Access
    4. Russell Tytler, Gaye Williams, Linda Hobbs, Judy Anderson
      Pages 51-81 Open Access
  4. Focus on Cross-Cutting Skills: A Glass Half-Full?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Pat Drake
      Pages 85-91 Open Access
    3. Andrzej Sokolowski
      Pages 93-111 Open Access
    4. Robert Mayes
      Pages 113-133 Open Access
    5. Carlos A. LópezLeiva, Marios S. Pattichis, Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis
      Pages 135-153 Open Access
  5. Case Studies in Inter-Disciplinarity: Mathematics as Tool and Mathematics as (Conscious) Generalisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. David Swanson
      Pages 157-165 Open Access
    3. Nelleke den Braber, Jenneke Krüger, Marco Mazereeuw, Wilmad Kuiper
      Pages 167-183 Open Access
    4. Maite Gorriz, Santi Vilches
      Pages 185-208 Open Access
    5. Linda Hobbs, Brian Doig, Barry Plant
      Pages 209-227 Open Access
    6. Signe E. Kastberg, Rachel Long, Kathleen Lynch-Davis, Beatriz S. D’Ambrosio
      Pages 229-244 Open Access
    7. Brian Doig, Wendy Jobling
      Pages 245-255 Open Access
  6. Teacher Education and Teacher Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257

About this book


This open access book is the first major publication on the topic of “Interdisciplinary Mathematics Education” and arose from the work of the first International Topic Study Group of the same name at the ICME-13 conference in Hamburg in 2016. It offers extensive theoretical insights, empirical research, and practitioner accounts of interdisciplinary mathematics work in STEM and beyond (e.g. in music and the arts). 

Scholars and practitioners from four continents contributed to this comprehensive book, and present studies on: the conceptualizations of interdisciplinarity; implementation cases at schools and tertiary institutions; teacher education; and implications for policy and practice. Each chapter, and the book itself, closes with an assessment of the most significant aspects that those involved in policy and practice, as well as future researchers, should take into account. 


Open Access Interdisciplinary Mathematics ICME-13 International Topic Study Group cross curricula mathematics education STEM teachers Interdisciplinary Maths Activities STEM Teachers as Researchers Mathematics Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Doig
    • 1
  • Julian Williams
    • 2
  • David Swanson
    • 3
  • Rita Borromeo Ferri
    • 4
  • Pat Drake
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and EducationDeakin UniversityVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.Ellen Wilkinson BuildingThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK
  3. 3.Manchester Institute of EducationThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK
  4. 4.Institut für MathematikUniversität KasselKasselGermany
  5. 5.Victoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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