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.


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

Conferences & Meetings

Visit this page for updates about conferences and meetings that COMAP will be sponsoring and/or attending.

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. goes beyond our contests to make applied mathematics and modeling a year-round activity for students and educators through articles, webinars, and past contest problems with solutions.

COMAP News & Announcements

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

The 2024 MCM/ICM Problems Are Now Available

The 2024 The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)® and The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM)® problems are now available. Click here to learn more.

Popular Blog Posts

The Ham Sandwich Theorem: A Slice of Mathematical Wonder

The Ham Sandwich Theorem isn't about sandwiches, per se. It's actually a principle in geometry that can apply to a whole range of situations.

What Is Applied Mathematics and Why Is It So Important

So, what is applied math? Applied mathematics is the bridge between mathematical theory and practical application. 

Celebrating Excellence in Mathematical Modeling: A Recap of the 2023 HiMCM and MidMCM

We have successfully concluded the 2023 High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM©) and the Middle Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MidMCM).

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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