Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) Events


COMAP Workshop: COMAP’s Certificate in Modeling (CiM) Program for Educators, Modules 1 and 2, organized by Kayla Blyman, Saint Martin’s University, Michelle Isenhour, Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications, and Daniel Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics; Wednesday, 8:00 am–12:00 pm. COMAP, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications, is a leader in developing curricular materials and professional development programs that are multidisciplinary, academically rigorous, and fun for teachers to teach and students to learn. This workshop offers hands-on experience with our newest initiative, the COMAP Certificate in Modeling (CiM) program. CiM is designed for educators interested in integrating modeling into the classroom. The program’s goal is to provide professional development toward establishing a community of highly skilled and knowledgeable modeling educators.

We will introduce the CiM program and the Modeling Educator Certificate (MEC). Participants will engage in material contained in the Modeling for Education course. In Module 1, participants will trace a bit of history of math education practices from traditional, to word problems, to applied problem solving, to modeling and solving a real-world problem. Module 1 will provide participants with a better understanding of a modeling mindset using a framework for applied problem solving and modeling. In Module 2, participants will explore a Showcase of (Modeling) Examples to consider how to use modeling to expose students to various fields, levels of solutions, and types of mathematics. Participants will experience some of the program’s pre- and post-class activities. We will conclude with a discussion about the workshop experience and the opportunity to obtain the modeling certificate. Panelists are Kayla Blyman, Saint Martin’s University, Victor Piercey, Ferris State University, Daniel Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and Thomas Wakefield, Youngstown State University.

Contributed Paper Session

Integrating Modeling into Established Courses, organized by Amanda Beecher, Ramapo College of New Jersey, and Kayla Blyman, Saint Martin’s University; Saturday, 8:00 am–12:00 pm and 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

Special Session

Special Session on COMAP's Modeling Contests: Engaging Students and Faculty in Mathematical Modeling, organized by Amanda I. Beecher, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Steve Horton, US Military Academy (Emeritus) and Kayla Blyman, Saint Martin's University.