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

| Math Contests

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

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

Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Indy Racing

| Math Modeling, Fun with Math
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

| Math Curriculum, Math Modeling
Our Mathematical Modeling Handbook is the perfect companion for bringing math modeling ...

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

| Math Modeling, Fun with Math
Global daily temperatures have been the hottest on record in the last 120,000 years. Ho...

Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Weight Loss

| Math Modeling
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

| Math Modeling, Fun with Math
Remember the Kevin Bacon Game to see how few links are needed to connect actors? This i...

AI + Mathematics + Modeling + Humans

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

Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Water Conservation

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

25+ Math Competitions for Students

| Math Contests
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

| Math Modeling, Publications
We are pleased to announce that the current issue of The UMAP Journal is available free...

Tributes to Frank Giordano

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

Math Modeling In the News

| Math Modeling
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

| 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...

15 Careers That Rely on Mathematical Modeling

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

Math in Pictures: All Cracked Up

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

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...

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...