Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications

Our Mission

Improve mathematics education with an emphasis on increasing student proficiency in mathematical modeling.

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.

Who We Are

COMAP – The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications

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 envisions a world in which:

  • each and every student, at all educational levels, has access to an excellent and innovative mathematics education;
  • this educational experience develops proficiency and instills an appreciation for the value of mathematical modeling, both as a context for learning mathematics and as a tool for solving real world problems;
  • this increased appreciation of mathematics, as a way of thinking, and mathematical proficiency enriches people’s personal and professional pursuits, and benefits society through having a more mathematically literate citizenry.

What We Do

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.

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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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