Integrating Biology and Mathematics Using IMS-TEAM Framework


  • Duygu Sönmez Hacettepe University



STEM Education, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Technology, Modeling


STEM education is on demand more than ever as the workforce relies on 21s t century skills and STEM disciplines. This paper presents a framework (IMS-TEAM) for integration of mathematics and science with the use of technology and modeling in an authentic context. The activity based on this framework is designed for and implemented with forty-four 8th grade students in Turkey. The study was conducted to investigate the impact of the activity as well as the IMS-TEAM framework. A qualitative methodology was utilized. Data analysis revealed that different components of our conceptual framework fostered the integration of mathematics and science affecting the nature of students’ engagement with the activity. Different frameworks are required to be adapted to different environments with the consideration of learners and teachers. Future research investigating the effectiveness of IMS-TEAM framework adapted to different content and disciplines would provide more evidence on the effectiveness of the framework.


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How to Cite

Sönmez, D. (2024). Integrating Biology and Mathematics Using IMS-TEAM Framework. Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 14(3), 219–229.