Preface

1. Modelling in Probability and Statistics: Key Ideas and Innovative Examples

*Manfred Borovcnik and Ramesh Kapadia*

2. Problems for the Secondary Mathematics Classrooms on the Topic of Future Energy Issues

*Astrid Brinkmann and Klaus Brinkmann*

3. Coding Theory

*Tim Brophy*

4. Travelling to Mars: A Very Long Journey: Mathematical Modelling in Space Travelling

*Jean Charpin*

5. Modelling the Storage Capacity of 2D Pixel Mosaics

*Simone Göttlich and Thorsten Sickenberger*

6. Mathematics for Problems in the Everyday World

*Günter Graumann*

7. Political Polls and Surveys: The Statistics Behind the Headlines

*Ailish Hannigan*

8. Correlations between Reality and Modelling: “Dirk Nowitzki Playing for Dallas in the NBA (U.S.A.)”

*Herbert Henning and Benjamin John*

9. Exploring the Final Frontier: Using Space Related Problems to Assist in the Teaching of Mathematics

*Patrick Johnson*

10. What are the Odds?

*Patrick Johnson and John O’Donoghue*

11. Models for Logistic Growth Processes (e.g. Fish Population in a Pond, Number of Mobile Phones within a Given Population)

*Astrid Kubicek*

12. Teaching Aspects of School Geometry Using the Popular Games Rugby and Snooker

*Jim Leahy*

13. Increasing Turnover? Streamlining Working Conditions? A Possible Way to Optimize Production Processes as a Topic in Mathematics Lessons

*Juergen Maasz*

14. Mathematics and Eggs: Does this Topic Make Sense in Education?

*Juergen Maasz and Hans-Stefan Siller*

15. Digital Images: Filters and Edge Detection

*Thomas Schiller*

16. Modelling and Technology: Modelling in Mathematics Education Meets New Challenges

*Hans-Stefan Siller*

List of Contributors