COMAP develops curriculum materials and teacher development programs that are multidisciplinary, academically rigorous, and fun for teachers to teach and students to learn. COMAP's educational philosophy is centered around mathematical modeling: using mathematical tools to explore real-world problems. Our products are developed in print, video, and multi-media formats.
COMAP conducts research and analysis on the preparation of future mathematics educators and issues the results in newsletters and reports.
COMAP provides technical assistance and professional development support to educators at all levels.
COMAP has developed contest opportunities for students at both pre-college and post-secondary levels that give students challenges to solve real world math problem problems, and get recognition for it-sometimes on an international stage. In addition, such contests provide excellent opportunities to develop interpersonal skills through teamwork and provide successful team members with an impressive resume credential.
COMAP produces innovative curriculum newsletters for elementary and high school teachers and a quarterly journal for undergraduate educators.
● Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), an international contest for high school students and college undergraduates. It challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems. The contest attracts diverse students and faculty advisors from over 900 institutions around the world.
● The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM), is an extension of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM). It is designed to develop and advance interdisciplinary problem-solving skills as well as competence in written communication.
● The High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM) was designed to provide students with the opportunity to work as team members in a contest that will stimulate and improve their problem solving and writing skills. This competition takes place with your teams-consisting of up to four students-working on a real-world problem for a consecutive thirty-six hour period.
● The International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C), The purpose of the IM2C is to promote the teaching of mathematical modeling and applications at all educational levels for all students. It is based on the firm belief that students and teachers need to experience the power of mathematics to help better understand, analyze and solve real world problems outside of mathematics itself - and to do so in realistic contexts. The Challenge has been established in the spirit of promoting educational change. www.immchallenge.org