# COMAP Blog

### The Hottest Day Ever: Applying Probability to Understand Climate Extremes

The world experienced its hottest day ever recorded on July 21, 2024. This unprecedented heatwave presents a opportunity for us to explore how mathematical concepts, like probability, can help us understand extreme weather events.

### The Lemma Dilemma: A Journey Through Mathematical Proofs

“The Lemma Dilemma," an article by Richard Francis, gives us a peek into the complex an...

### How to Celebrate Math 2.0 Day

July 8th is Math 2.0 Day, a special day dedicated to the blending of math and technolog...

### How to Encourage Student Participation in Math Competitions

How can we get more students excited about participating in a math competition? Here ar...

### Game Theory: The Mathematics of Strategy and Decision-Making

Game theory is a powerful tool for modeling strategic interactions between rational dec...

### A Massive 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....

### Dancing Drones and the Mathematics That Make Them Work

Drone light shows can be truly magical. And you need mathematics to make it happen!

### Math in Pictures: It’s Just One Little Knot

A math modeling question is born from an everyday situation: How does the amount of sag...

### Exploring Forensic Science and Fingerprint Analysis with Mathematics

Have you ever wondered how mathematics can help solve crimes? Biology meets mathematics...

### Highlights from COMAP's 2024 MCM and ICM

COMAP’s 2024 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and Interdisciplinary Contest in Mo...

### How to Adapt Mathematical Modeling for Different Grade Levels

Here are a collection of strategies for adapting mathematical modeling lessons to ensur...

### 7 Ways to Explore Math in the Great Outdoors

Have you ever considered all of the ways you can explore math outdoors? Let's look at c...

### What Is Mathematical Modeling, Really?

So, exactly what is mathematical modeling? In this post, we will explore the definition...

### 5 Ways to Celebrate Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

April is not just about blooming flowers and warmer weather; it's also Mathematics and ...

### Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Voting Models

This blog post features a math modeling module that explores three main voting models s...

### Blazing a Math Trail: What It Is and How to Get Started

Have you ever heard of a math trail? If you love math and walking, this is the perfect ...

### Set Your Business Up for Success with Mathematical Modeling

Are you dreaming of launching a small business, or are you looking to optimize your exi...

### 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 g...

### What Is Applied Mathematics and Why Is It So Important

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

### 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 (H...

### 8 Math Modeling Examples That Demonstrate the Importance of Modeling in the Real World

This blog post delves into diverse math modeling examples showing how modeling can be a...

### COMAP's Noteworthy Contributions and Engagements at JMM 2024

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COMAP's recap of the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) that took place from January 3-6,...

### A Student Guide for Getting Started with Math Modeling

In this blog post, we'll explore the basics of math modeling and provide a step-by-step...

### The Math Model You Need for Perfect Christmas Lighting

There's a Christmas lighting math model that's about to turn your holiday decorating wo...

### 10 More Reasons to Participate in a Math Modeling Contest

We previously shared 9 reasons to enter a math contest, and today we’re back with 10 mo...