Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications

Math & Modeling Contests

COMAP’s international modeling contest opportunities at the middle school, high school, and undergraduate levels challenge teams of students to solve a real-world application problem, present their solution, and win recognition.

Math & Modeling Resources

COMAP provides educators and students a vast array of resources for teaching, learning, professional development, and contest participation. Resources are multidisciplinary, academically rigorous, and fun.


COMAP is blogging! Check out our array of blogs addressing applied mathematics, math and interdisciplinary modeling, math and STEM education, and more.

Conferences & Meetings

Visit this page for updates about conferences and meetings that COMAP will be sponsoring and/or attending.

COMAP Membership

Join as a student or educator FREE member for access to many free math and modeling resources. Upgrade to a Full Membership to access our complete and growing library of modeling modules and publications. goes beyond our contests to make applied mathematics and modeling a year-round activity for students and educators through articles, webinars, and past contest problems with solutions.

COMAP News & Announcements

What's new in mathematics education, contests, and more

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.

Popular Blog Posts

Math in Pictures: Fall Colors and Math

In this Math in Pictures blog we turn our attention to some Boston Ivy outside the window. Hard not to miss and hard not to think about it mathematically.  

COMAP Math Contest Advisor Guide: Quick Tips for Advising a Team

A quick-start guide to help COMAP math contest advisors have a successful and enjoyable experience from start to finish.

Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Gerrymandering

In this blog series, we're highlighting math modeling modules and articles that explore real-world issues that have broad implications.

COMAP is an award-winning non-profit organization with the goal of improving mathematics education.

The mission of COMAP – The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications - is to improve mathematics education with an emphasis on increasing student proficiency in mathematical modeling.

Since 1980, COMAP has worked with educators, students, businesses, and industry to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world.


COMAP develops curriculum resources, professional development programs, and contest opportunities that are multidisciplinary, academically rigorous, and fun for educators and students. COMAP's educational philosophy is centered around mathematical modeling: using mathematical tools to explore real-world problems.

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