Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications

Math & Modeling Contests

COMAP’s international modeling contest opportunities at the middle school, high school, and undergraduate levels challenge teams of students to solve a real-world application problem, present their solution, and win recognition.

Math & Modeling Resources

COMAP provides educators and students a vast array of resources for teaching, learning, professional development, and contest participation. Resources are multidisciplinary, academically rigorous, and fun. goes beyond our contests to make applied mathematics and modeling a year-round activity for students and educators through articles, webinars, modeling modules, and past contest problems with solutions.


COMAP is blogging! Check out our array of blogs addressing applied mathematics, math and interdisciplinary modeling, math and STEM education, and more.

COMAP Membership

Join as a student or educator FREE member for access to many free math and modeling resources. Upgrade to a Full Membership to access our complete and growing library of modeling modules and publications, plus some great options.

COMAP News & Announcements

What's new in mathematics education, contests, and more

The 2022 HiMCM/MidMCM Results Are Now Available

The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) is pleased to announce the results of the 2022 High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM)® and the 2022 Middle Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MidMCM) Click here to learn more.

Popular Blog Posts

Kathi Snook Receives 2022 Doug Faires Lifetime Achievement Award

COMAP is pleased to announce that Dr. Kathleen (Kathi) Snook is the recipient of the 2022 Doug Faires Lifetime Achievement Award.

New Math Module: Could These Bones Be Amelia Earhart's?

We have a fun math model this month! Students will determine whether a set of bones found on Nikumaroro Island might be Amelia Earhart's. Let's get started!

What Is Mathematical Modeling, Really?

So, exactly what is mathematical modeling? In this post, we will explore the definition of math modeling and the evolution of the term.

COMAP is an award-winning non-profit organization with the goal of improving mathematics education.

The mission of COMAP – The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications - is to improve mathematics education with an emphasis on increasing student proficiency in mathematical modeling.

Since 1980, COMAP has worked with educators, students, businesses, and industry to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world.


COMAP develops curriculum resources, professional development programs, and contest opportunities that are multidisciplinary, academically rigorous, and fun for educators and students. COMAP's educational philosophy is centered around mathematical modeling: using mathematical tools to explore real-world problems.

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