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Dartboards and Math Modeling: Where to Aim?

Where should you aim at a dartboard in which the bullseyes, and the tripling and doubling rings are removed leaving twenty simply wedges? Math modeling can help!


Kathi Snook Receives 2022 Doug Faires Lifetime Achievement Award

| Math Modeling
COMAP is pleased to announce that Dr. Kathleen (Kathi) Snook is the recipient of the 20...

New Math Module: Could These Bones Be Amelia Earhart's?

| Math Curriculum, Math Modeling
We have a fun math model this month! Students will determine whether a set of bones fou...

What Is Mathematical Modeling, Really?

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

15 Careers That Rely on Mathematical Modeling

| Math Modeling
Have you considered a career in mathematical modeling, but are unsure where to start? T...

Join the COMAP Team!

| Math Curriculum, Math Modeling, Events
After conceiving, founding, nurturing, and leading COMAP for over 40 years Sol Garfunke...

Math in Pictures: All Cracked Up

| Fun with Math
Although mud, tree canopies, and giraffes are all very different from each other, they ...

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

| Math Curriculum, Fun with Math
Have you ever heard of a math trail? If you love math and walking, this is the perfect ...

Math in Pictures: Morphometrics with Fall Leaves

| Fun with Math
What can you do with fall leaves besides raking them? Math! Here is a simple hands-on i...

A Collection of Math Quotes to Get You Inspired and Motivated

| Fun with Math
Motivational quotes are a great way to get excited, get moving, and share your passion....

Math in Pictures: Archer Fish, Natural Mathematicians

| Fun with Math
Have you ever seen an archer fish? They are fascinating for several reasons, but perhap...

9 Compelling Reasons to Enter a Math Contest

| Math Contests
Have you been thinking about entering a math contest? Then read on! Here are some reaso...

Online Math Resources on the New COMAP.com

| Math Curriculum, Math Modeling
Explore our online math resources, including math modeling curriculum, math contests, a...

Math (and Math Modeling Contests) for Each and Every Student

COMAP is and will always be dedicated to math for each and every student, from our math...

Math in Pictures: Have a Seat but Not Too Close

| Fun with Math
Birds sitting on wires often seem to be regularly spaced. What are they thinking? And w...

What Is the MCM/ICM Undergraduate Math Competition?

| Math Contests, Math Modeling
Are you a student looking for an undergraduate math competition where you can solve a r...

What Are the HiMCM and MidMCM Math Contests?

| Math Contests, Math Modeling
Math contests can be a fun way to engage your middle school and high school students. R...

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