Scientific Inquiry in Mathematics - Theory and Practice

A STEM Perspective

  • Andrzej Sokolowski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Scientific and Mathematics Reasoning in STEM: Conceptual Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrzej Sokolowski
      Pages 21-28
    3. Andrzej Sokolowski
      Pages 29-42
  3. Scientific and Mathematics Reasoning in STEM Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Andrzej Sokolowski
      Pages 65-82
    3. Andrzej Sokolowski
      Pages 83-100
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 133-136

About this book


This valuable resource provides an overview of recent research and strategies in developing and applying modelling to promote practice-based research in STEM education. In doing so, it bridges barriers across academic disciplines by suggesting activities that promote integration of qualitative science concepts with the tools of mathematics and engineering. The volume’s three parts offer a comprehensive review, by

1) Presenting a conceptual background of how scientific inquiry can be induced in mathematics classes considering recommendations of prior research,

2) Collecting case studies that were designed using scientific inquiry process designed for math classes, and

3) Exploring future possibilities and directions for the research included within.

Among the topics discussed:

·         STEM education: A platform for multidisciplinary learning.

·         Teaching and learning representations in STEM.

·         Formulating conceptual framework for multidisciplinary STEM modeling.

·         Exploring function continuity in context.

·         Exploring function transformations using a dynamic system.

Scientific Inquiry in Mathematics - Theory and Practice delivers hands-on and concrete strategies for effective STEM teaching in practice to educators within the fields of mathematics, science, and technology. It will be of interest to practicing and future mathematics teachers at all levels, as well as teacher educators, mathematics education researchers, and undergraduate and graduate mathematics students interested in research based methods for integrating inquiry-based learning into STEM classrooms.


Integrated STEM Approach Scientific Inquiry Modeling in Mathematics Modeling in Science Engineering Design

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrzej Sokolowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Mathematics and ScienceLone Star CollegeTomballUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-89523-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-89524-6
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