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

2023 MCM/ICM Resgistration Now Open

Contest registration is NOW OPEN for the modeling contests: Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)® and The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM)®.  Contests to be conducted February 16-20, 2023.  Click Here to sign up for the MCM or ICM!

Popular Blog Posts

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Have you ever heard of a math trail? If you love math and walking, this is the perfect combination of the two. Read on to discover more about math trails.

Math in Pictures: Morphometrics with Fall Leaves

What can you do with fall leaves besides raking them? Math! Here is a simple hands-on introduction to morphometrics.

A Collection of Math Quotes to Get You Inspired and Motivated

Motivational quotes are a great way to get excited, get moving, and share your passion. We love math, so our collection focuses on powerful math quotes.

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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