Mathematical modeling is a process that uses mathematics to represent, analyze, make predictions, or otherwise provide insight into real world phenomena, both natural and societal.
COMAP is an award-winning mathematics education non-profit organization that has worked with educators, students, businesses, and industry to support and create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world.
COMAP develops curricular materials and professional development programs, most from an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary perspective, that are academically rigorous and engaging for educators and students.
COMAP offers international mathematical modeling contests opportunities for students at the middle school, high school, and undergraduate levels to engage as teams to solve a real-world problem, present their solution, and earn recognition.
COMAP produces Consortium, an innovative curriculum magazine for high school educators, and the UMAP Journal, for undergraduate students and educators.
COMAP partners with other organizations and participates in national and international conferences with the goal of encouraging educators to integrate applied mathematics and modeling into their classrooms.