**ERIC Number:**EJ1176877

**Record Type:**Journal

**Publication Date:**2018-Mar

**Pages:**31

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Physics and Mathematics as Interwoven Disciplines in Science Education

Science & Education, v27 n1-2 p7-37 Mar 2018

The relationship between physics and mathematics is reviewed upgrading the common in physics classes' perspective of mathematics as a toolkit for physics. The nature of the physics-mathematics relationship is considered along a certain historical path. The triadic hierarchical structure of discipline-culture helps to identify different ways in which mathematics is used in physics and to appreciate its contribution, to recognize the difference between mathematics and physics as disciplines in approaches, values, methods, and forms. We mentioned certain forms of mathematical knowledge important for physics but often missing in school curricula. The geometrical mode of codification of mathematical knowledge is compared with the analytical one in context of teaching school physics and mathematics; their complementarity is exemplified. Teaching may adopt the examples facilitating the claims of the study to reach science literacy and meaningful learning.

Descriptors: Physics, Mathematics, Correlation, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Mathematical Logic

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