In this Working Group (WG), we explored the opportunities and challenges of teaching and learning mathematics in an interdisciplinary (I-D) context. To follow Staats (2014) this means “drawing a context from another discipline authentically enough to support learning in both disciplines” (p. 7), mathematics plus the “other”. While the notion of interdisciplinarity is not new, contemporary promotion of STEM/STEAM, new mathematics curricula in which the “focus is on real-life, relevant contexts” (BC Math Curriculum, 2018, para. 9), and ongoing efforts to foster mathematical literacy (OECD PISA, 2019) made this a timely focus for a CMESG working group.

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Jamie Pyper

Jamie Pyper

mathematics educator and researcher | mathematics teacher (OCT) | and craft beer enthusiast! | he/him | #MSTE Coordinator, #PBLmathEd #CMESG #NCTM | mathperceptionproject.ca @314_per

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