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 COMAP, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications, is an award-winning non-profit organization whose mission is to improve mathematics education for students of all ages. Since 1980, COMAP has worked with teachers, students, and business people to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world.
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 Precalculus: Modeling Our World 2nd Edition This is a different precalculus text. It contains all of the topics that you would expect to find in a precalculus text and more; but it is a text written by COMAP and applications is our middle name. Thus you will see the concepts and skills of precalculus presented from an applications and modeling point of view. Moreover, this is an activity and problem-solving based book. We want students to experience the mathematics they are learning in a way that will make both the mathematics and the contemporary applications come alive. We make serious use of graphing calculators and a variety of software, including spreadsheets and geometric utility programs. We introduce and make use of data analysis techniques. All of which permit us to analyze deeper and more meaningful problems. And we have attempted to add material that will in fact, as well as name, better prepare students for their work in calculus—from our introductory work on functions to our final chapter on finite difference equations. We use a spiraling approach, coming back to earlier ideas in later chapters, so that we can keep those ideas, concepts, and skills alive, reinforcing their importance as well as providing additional practice. Discrete Mathematics: Modeling Our World (Formerly Discrete Mathematics through Applications) 4th Edition Written specifically for high school courses, Discrete Mathematics: Modeling Our World is a new fourth edition of the formerly titled Discrete Mathematics Through Applications. It is designed to help you implement mathematical modeling in your classroom, in a way that promotes active learning, critical thinking, and fully-engaged student participation. With this text, students will see the connections among mathematical topics and real-life events and situations, while sharpening their problem solving, mathematical reasoning and communication skills. Mathematical Modeling for the MCM/ICM Contests Volume 1 Mathematical Modeling for the MCM/ICM Contests Volume 1 is an exposition of the ideas, background knowledge, and modeling methodologies for solving the problems in the 2014 MCM/ICM contests. Problem A asks how to design rules to increase traffic throughput, Problem B asks how to rank the top coaches of a popular sport, and Problem C asks how to use networks to measure influence and impact. This volume also presents a brief history of the MCM/ICM contests, offers ideas to help students prepare for the MCM/ICM contests, presents general modeling framework and methodologies, describes the judging procedure of the MCM/ICM papers, explains how to write attractive MCM/ICM papers, and presents a sample scheduling of tasks during the contest. A number of exercise problems are included to help students understand the materials presented in the book.  Learn More Mathematics: Modeling Our World (MMOW) Course 1, 2 & 3 Based on feedback from users of the first edition, COMAP has completed a major revision of Courses 1-3, now available in both print and CD-ROM. • Some chapters are completely rewritten (i.e., Pick a Winner and Landsat, which is now titled Scene from Above). Other chapters are streamlined while retaining the thematic, modeling approach. • Most chapters are shorter. The revised Course 1 has a total of 57 Activities— a 39% reduction from first edition’s 93. Consortium Free Download Page Consortium, published twice a year and available electronically, blends contemporary teaching activities with commentaries, articles and contests to bring the excitement of mathematical modeling to high school classrooms. Each issue contains the Pull-Out section, a reproducible classroom activity centered on a real-world modeling problem. Recent Pull-Out lessons have modeled a wide range of topics including the genetics of sickle cell anemia and the accuracy of the Patriot Missile System. Starting with issue 104 COMAP has decided to make the Consortium available as a free download. NEW FREE course material A Course in Financial Mathematics This is a free course in financial mathematics for upper high school and undergraduate students, with emphasis on personal finance. Teachers can make their own selections. Some of the lessons are articles published in various journals. Some are unpublished. This collection contains over forty lessons. A teacher can simply download and print a PDF, make copies, distribute them to students, and teach the lesson. Mathematics as a Second Language Glossary The Mathematics as a Second Language Glossary features mathematical terms defined in both English and Spanish with accompanying examples and/or drawings and is now available in epub format for the Amazon Kindle and Apple EReaders.