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. goes beyond our contests to make applied mathematics and modeling a year-round activity for students and educators through articles, webinars, modeling modules, and past contest problems with solutions.


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

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, plus some great options.

COMAP News & Announcements

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

Welcome to COMAP’s New Website

We hope you enjoy our new look with improved navigation to help you find all that COMAP has to offer from math and modeling resources to contest opportunities. We value your opinion and so let us know what you think. And, while you’re at it, sign up for our new FREE educator or student membership, or for our Full Access Membership.

Popular Blog Posts

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.

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.

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.

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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