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
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. Learn More
The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling: Culturing Interdisciplinary Problem Solving
The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) completed its 16th contest in 2014 with 20,000 students having participated in the annual four-day contest since its inception. This volume presents the interesting history of the ICM contest, which includes descriptions of the 16 problems, listings and summaries of outstanding teams, demographics of contestants and their schools, and reflections and helpful advice articles by participants, advisors, judges, and directors. Articles describe how to prepare teams and how to develop modeling curricula along with discussions on the current interdisciplinary academic environment and related literature. The volume provides an insightful look at trends in educating future interdisciplinary modelers and problem solvers. 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
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
Starting with issue 104 COMAP has decided to make the Consortium available as a free download. Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More