# COMAP Blog

### In Their Own Words: Veronica Ciocanel, Mathematical Modeling Contest Advisor

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at COMAP math contests from Veronica Ciocanel, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Duke University.

### Why You Should Participate in This Middle School Math Contest

Are you a middle school math, science, or STEM teacher looking for an exciting way to e...

### Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Indy Racing

In this blog series, we're highlighting math modeling modules and articles that explore...

### Math Modeling Handbook: Three Reasons You Need It This School Year

Our Mathematical Modeling Handbook is the perfect companion for bringing math modeling ...

### Hot Math: A Nice Opportunity to Apply Probability to Current Events

Global daily temperatures have been the hottest on record in the last 120,000 years. Ho...

### Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Weight Loss

We're highlighting math modeling modules that explore real-world issues that have broad...

### It Actually Still is a Small World After All: Graph Theory and Small-World Phenomenon

Remember the Kevin Bacon Game to see how few links are needed to connect actors? This i...

### AI + Mathematics + Modeling + Humans

Some of the ways AI, mathematics, and modeling are interacting are fascinating. Read on...

### Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Water Conservation

In this blog series, we're highlighting math modeling modules and articles that explore...

### 25+ Math Competitions for Students

A list of 25+ math contests for middle school, high school, and undergraduate students ...

### Announcing Results from the 2023 MCM/ICM Math Modeling Contests

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MC...

### 10 Interesting Math Modeling Modules to Try Today

There are many math modeling modules available on our website, but we compiled a sample...

### Great News! The Search is Over New COMAP Leader Chosen

I am extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Catherine Roberts has agreed to join the CO...

### The UMAP Journal: Current Issue Is Now Free to Student and Educator Members

We are pleased to announce that the current issue of The UMAP Journal is available free...

### Tributes to Frank Giordano

Frank R. Giordano (1942–2022) was honored last year with COMAP’s Doug Faires Lifetime A...

### Math Modeling In the News

Math modeling shows up everywhere, if you’re looking for it. Let’s explore some of the ...

### Dartboards and Math Modeling: Where to Aim?

Where should you aim at a dartboard in which the bullseyes, and the tripling and doubli...

### Kathi Snook Receives 2022 Doug Faires Lifetime Achievement Award

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?

We have a fun math model this month! Students will determine whether a set of bones fou...

### 15 Careers That Rely on Mathematical Modeling

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

### Math in Pictures: All Cracked Up

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

### Math in Pictures: Morphometrics with Fall Leaves

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

### Math in Pictures: Archer Fish, Natural Mathematicians

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

### 9 Compelling Reasons to Enter a Math Contest

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

### Online Math Resources on the New COMAP.com

Explore our online math resources, including math modeling curriculum, math contests, a...