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Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications


The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications is an award-winning non-profit organization whose mission is to improve mathematics education for students of all ages. Since 1980, COMAP has worked with teachers, students, and business people to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world.

Recent contributions from COMAP

September 20, 2022

Math in Pictures: Have a Seat but Not Too Close

Birds sitting on wires often seem to be regularly spaced. What are they thinking? And what does this have to do with math? Let's find out.

September 15, 2022

What Are the HiMCM and MidMCM Math Contests?

Math contests can be a fun way to engage your middle school and high school students. Read on to learn about our math modeling contests.

September 15, 2022

What Is the MCM/ICM Undergraduate Math Competition?

Are you a student looking for an undergraduate math competition where you can solve a real-world math problem in a team setting? Learn more about COMAP's MCM/ICM math contests.

October 13, 2022

Online Math Resources on the New

Explore our online math resources, including math modeling curriculum, math contests, a blog, publications, community membership and more.

October 20, 2022

9 Compelling Reasons to Enter a Math Contest

Have you been thinking about entering a math contest? Then read on! Here are some reasons to gather your team and enter math contests today.

October 28, 2022

Math in Pictures: Archer Fish, Natural Mathematicians

Have you ever seen an archer fish? They are fascinating for several reasons, but perhaps most of all for the math problems to which they have evolved solutions.

January 16, 2024

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. We love math, so our collection focuses on powerful math quotes.

November 9, 2022

Math in Pictures: Morphometrics with Fall Leaves

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

March 20, 2024

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 combination of the two. Read on to discover more about math trails.

December 7, 2022

Math in Pictures: All Cracked Up

Although mud, tree canopies, and giraffes are all very different from each other, they are linked in a superficial way by a very similar pattern of boundaries.

December 22, 2022

15 Careers That Rely on Mathematical Modeling

Have you considered a career in mathematical modeling, but are unsure where to start? This list of math modeling careers will give you some options to consider.

April 17, 2024

What Is Mathematical Modeling, Really?

So, exactly what is mathematical modeling? In this post, we will explore the definition of math modeling and the evolution of the term.