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Scientific Inquiry in Mathematics - Theory and Practice

A STEM Perspective

Authors: Sokolowski, Andrzej

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  • Discusses the challenges and advantages of STEM education
  • Provides a conceptual framework  of how scientific inquiry can be induced in mathematics  practice to develop students’ STEM reasoning
  • Presents a collection of case studies designed for mathematics classes that  applied the scientific inquiry process
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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.


About the authors

Dr Andrzej Sokolowski, a researcher and mathematics and physics professor, has an international track record of developing innovative teaching strategies in mathematics, physics and STEM. His research focuses on integrating curricula of these disciplines through modelling. Andrzej is an author of several book chapters and numerous articles published, among others, in Physics Education Journal, International Journal of STEM Education, Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, and International Journal of Physics and Chemistry Education. He is also an active reviewer for many periodicals including the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology (IJMEST) and The Physics Teacher.


Reviews

“This book stands out offering both a theory and a practice of STEM education. It provides examples of STEM curriculum grounded in the realities of school mathematics and sciences. … I commend this book for starting the line of work that taps into both theory and practice and pushing us in the mathematics classroom to look beyond the numbered theorems in the texts for our aspiring scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and future citizens with STEM literacy.” (Woong Lim, MAA Reviews, July, 2018)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scientific Inquiry in Mathematics - Theory and Practice
Book Subtitle
A STEM Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89524-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89524-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89523-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07793-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 136
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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