**THINK ING.**

For many years Gesamtmetall, the employers‘ association for the German metal and electrical industry, within its initiative THINK ING. has been active in supporting the development of mathematics, science and technology at schools. Since 2001 Gesamtmetall has been supporting among others

mathematical competitions and students’ academies in North Rhine-Westphalia and was the exclusive sponsor of the German federal round of mathematical olympiads in 2004. Since 2007 Gesamtmetall has been sponsoring partner of the Centre of Mathematics and Science Education at Bayreuth University for the project “mathematics in context” to which this exhibition belongs.

GESAMTMETALL - Gesamtverband der Arbeitgeberverbände der Metall- und Elektro-Industrie e.V.

Postfach 060249

10052 Berlin

Germany

**Centre of Mathematics and Science Education**

The Centre of Mathematics and Science Education at Bayreuth University is responsible for in-service teacher education. Our focus in research is on the technical development of mathematical software combined with a teaching concept and its realisation by means of dynamic worksheets. Research activities include the cooperation with schools. Additionally we foster problem-based or inquiry-based teaching and learning. Even mathematics is taught as an experimental science. But here – unlike in science – we have to prove our discoveries and conjectures.

Centre of Mathematics and Science Education

Zentrum zur Förderung des mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Unterrichts (Z-MNU)

Universität Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

Germany