We have come to the end of 2013, with one more edition of the Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Application – the 8th edition. Although the number of submitted papers has increased significantly, we still prefer not to publish a lot of papers, since we assume that a limited quantity of papers allows interested readers to learn more from the texts. Thus, in this issue, we have seven papers published, from which five present research reports on Modelling for Education and two reports on Mathematical models applied to natural phenomena that may serve as examples to be adapted to classroom use.The five papers on Modelling for Education present some math models that may be taken as examples by Basic and Higher Education teachers to be used in their classroom practice. Besides, the authors of the five papers show how some groups of teachers understand modelling. These understandings can result in different conceptions and tendencies of modelling as a teaching method in Education. The two papers on Mathematical Modelling present, respectively, applied research on condensate and feed water system, and on energy consumed by a semiconductors manufacturing industry. Both studies use computational programs to simulate and optimize results.
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