# COMAP Blog

### The Ham Sandwich Theorem: A Slice of Mathematical Wonder

The Ham Sandwich Theorem isn't about sandwiches, per se. It's actually a principle in geometry that can apply to a whole range of situations.

### What Is Applied Mathematics and Why Is It So Important

So, what is applied math? Applied mathematics is the bridge between mathematical theory...

### Celebrating Excellence in Mathematical Modeling: A Recap of the 2023 HiMCM and MidMCM

We have successfully concluded the 2023 High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (H...

### 8 Math Modeling Examples That Demonstrate the Importance of Modeling in the Real World

This blog post delves into diverse math modeling examples showing how modeling can be a...

### COMAP's Noteworthy Contributions and Engagements at JMM 2024

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COMAP's recap of the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) that took place from January 3-6,...

### The Math Model You Need for Perfect Christmas Lighting

There's a Christmas lighting math model that's about to turn your holiday decorating wo...

### 10 More Reasons to Participate in a Math Modeling Contest

We previously shared 9 reasons to enter a math contest, and today we’re back with 10 mo...

### 19 Math-Inspired Books for Exploring the Beauty of Numbers

In this blog post, we'll explore a curated list of math-inspired books that delve into ...

### The Importance of Math Modeling in STEM and Beyond

In this blog post, we'll delve into the profound importance of math modeling in STEM an...

### 8 Exciting Careers That Rely on Applied Mathematics

Let's explore some exciting careers that rely on applied mathematics, demonstrating how...

### 7 Last-Minute Math Modeling Contest Tips

Math modeling contests can be challenging, but these last-minute math contest tips can ...

### Boarding a Plane Window Seats First, A Math Modeling Problem

United Airlines will now allow passengers in window seats to board before those in mid...

### In Their Own Words: Anne Dougherty, Mathematical Modeling Contest Advisor

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at COMAP math contests from Anne Dougherty, Associate Chai...

### Math in Pictures: Fall Colors and Math

In this Math in Pictures blog we turn our attention to some Boston Ivy outside the wind...

### 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...

### Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Gerrymandering

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

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

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at COMAP math contests from Veronica Ciocanel, Assistant P...

### Why You Should Participate in This Middle School Math Contest

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

### Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Indy Racing

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

Our Mathematical Modeling Handbook is the perfect companion for bringing math modeling ...

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

Global daily temperatures have been the hottest on record in the last 120,000 years. Ho...

### Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Weight Loss

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

Remember the Kevin Bacon Game to see how few links are needed to connect actors? This i...

### AI + Mathematics + Modeling + Humans

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

### Math Modeling Real-World Topics: Water Conservation

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