I'm planning some interdisciplinary options for future students at a small independent school to be implemented in the next few years. The courses would be offered as independent studies and students would consult with faculty in both departments.
Unfortunately I've come up short in finding calculus and statistics texts that contain enough of the cross-disciplinary material but are appropriate for advanced high-schoolers. I came across a text called "Calculus for Biology and Medicine", which is an example (at least in theory- I haven't gotten my hands on a copy) of the type of text I'm looking for. Other disciplines I would like to be available to students are economics & calculus, engineering & calculus, social sciences & statistics, ecological science & statistics.
The ideal text would not simply teach calculus or statistics with exercises in the cross discipline, but utilize principles in both disciplines to teach topics in both. Introductory undergraduate texts in these disciplines are alright as long as they contain enough material approachable to advanced high school students to fill a year-long course.
(1) What sorts of programs like this have been successfully implemented in the past?
(2) What books should serve as texts four courses like these?