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June 2024

UMAP Journal 45.2 Summer 2024 Edition is now available

UMAP Journal 45.2 Summer 2024 is now available for download. Click here to learn more.

May 2024

The 2025 MCM/ICM Contest Dates Are Now Available

The 2025 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)® and the 2025 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM)® contest dates are now available. Click here to learn more.

May 2024

The 2024 MCM/ICM Results Are Now Available

The 2024 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)® and the 2024 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM)® results are now available. Click here to learn more.

April 2024

Leadership Transition After a very productive period, COMAP and CEO Catherine Roberts have mutually agreed to part ways.

After a very productive period, COMAP and CEO Catherine Roberts have mutually agreed to part ways. Both appreciate what they have learned and accomplished together and are excited about their respective futures. Both parties remain committed to improving mathematical modeling education.

COMAP’s Board of Trustees has begun a search for our next executive director. COMAP’s Director of Education, Paul Kehle, will serve as Interim Executive Director until a new director can begin.

April 2024

UMAP Journal 45.1 Spring 2024 Edition is now available

UMAP Journal 45.1 Spring 2024 is now available for download. Click here to learn more.

April 2024

SIAM News Highlights The High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM)

High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM) Explores Dandelions and Electric Buses Click here to learn more.

March 2024

Mathematical Modeling Day honors Dr. Pollak

The Department of Mathematics at CSAM and the New Jersey Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators recently hosted an event about the teaching and learning of mathematical modeling. Click here to learn more.

February 2024

The 2024 MCM/ICM Problems Are Now Available

The 2024 The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)® and The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM)® problems are now available. Click here to learn more.

January 2024

The 2023 HiMCM/MidMCM Results Are Now Available

The 2023 High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM)® and the 2023 Middle Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MidCM) results are now available. Click here to learn more.

January 2024

NEW Mathematical Modeling Module

Modeling the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Population This module’s concern is modeling the population of an endangered species. The mathematical tools used include scatterplots, rules of exponents, linear and exponential functions, logarithms, and solving exponential equations. Click here to learn more.

January 2024

UMAP Journal 44.4 Winter 2023 Edition is now available

UMAP Journal 44.4 Winter 2023 MCM Contest Edition is now available for download. Click here to learn more.

November 2023

2024 MCM/ICM Registration Now Open

Contest registration is NOW OPEN for the modeling contests: The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)® and The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM)®.  Contests to be conducted February 1-5, 2024.  Click Here to sign up!

November 2023

UMAP Journal 44.3 Fall 2023 Edition is now available

UMAP Journal 44.3 Fall 2023 ICM Contest Edition is now available for download. Click here to learn more.

November 2023

The 2023 HiMCM/MidMCM Problems Are Now Available

The 2023 High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM)® and the 2023 Middle Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MidCM) problems are now available. Click here to learn more.

October 2023

Operation Outbreak (OO) is partnering with COMAP

Operation Outbreak (OO) is partnering with the COMAP to bring infectious disease simulations to life at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting.  Click Here to learn more

October 2023

2023 HiMCM/MidMCM Resgistration Now Open

Contest registration is NOW OPEN for the modeling contests: High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM)® and Middle Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MidMCM).  Contests to be conducted November 1 — November 14, 2023.  Click Here to sign up!

October 2023

NEW Mathematical Modeling Module

HiMCM Problem: Storing the Sun This module is based on a problem from the 2021 High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM). The problem involves finding a configuration for an energy storage system to support solar panels that power an off-grid house. Mathematical tools include proportional reasoning and unit analysis. Click here to learn more.

August 2023

NEW Mathematical Modeling Module

Modeling Daylight in the Northern Hemisphere This module uses sinusoidal functions to model the amount of daylight at locations in the northern hemisphere. Mathematical tools include sinusoidal functions, radian measure, rates of change, and piecewise functions. Click here to learn more.

July 2023

Discover Pathways To and Through STEM

The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) new CEO, Catherine Roberts, PhD has been featured on Association for Women in Science (AWIS). Discover Pathways To and Through STEM - This summer, AWIS will navigate through the various fields of STEM by highlighting the journeys of some amazing people and various niche career opportunities in and around STEM. Click here to learn more.

July 2023

The 2023 Spring MCM/ICM Results Are Now Available

The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) is pleased to announce the results of the 2023 Spring Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)® and the 2023 Spring Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM)® Click here to learn more.

June 2023

The 2023 IMMC Results Are Now Available

The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) is pleased to announce the results of the nineth annual International Mathematical Modeling Challenge, (IM2C). Click here to learn more.

May 2023

The 2023 MCM/ICM Results Are Now Available

The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) is pleased to announce the results of the 2023 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)® and the 2023 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM)® Click here to learn more.

May 2023

The 2023 IMMC USA Regional Results Are Now Available

The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) is pleased to announce the selection of the two teams moving on to represent the USA in the 9th annual International Mathematical Modeling Challenge, (IM2C). Click here to learn more.

May 2023

NEW Mathematical Modeling Module

Voting Models This module examines plurality, run-off, ranked-choice, and approval models currently in use in the United States and other countries. Mathematical tools include basic arithmetic, percentages, and preference diagrams. Click here to learn more.