Welcome to CCSD Mathematics Department
The mission of the Cobb County Mathematics Program is to provide a meaningful experience-based curriculum, which is
engaging, challenging, developmentally appropriate and student centered. The K-12 program provides an emphasis on problem
solving strategies, using manipulatives and technology as appropriate, and supported by a variety of resources and
assessments. Our students will become problem solvers who are mathematically literate and apply mathematical concepts and
skills for relevant and real life experiences.
The State of Georgia completed the Quality Core Curriculum
(QCC) for mathematics for students that last entered high school as a freshman in 2007. In 2005, the State of Georgia adopted
the Georgia Performance Standards
(GPS) and began implementing the math curriculum for K-2 and grade 6 followed by 3-5 and grade 7 in 2006 and each subsequent year another
grade level was implemented. In 2010, the State of Georgia adopted the
Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) and
implementation K-9 began in 2012, grade 10 implementation in 2013 and grade 11 implementation in 2014.
In addition to building strong concepts and skills, the Standards for Mathematical Practice
develop perseverance in solving problems, reasoning and explaining, modeling and using tools strategically, and seeing structure and generalizing.
These practices rest on important processes and proficiencies’ with longstanding importance in mathematics education. Every
lesson should seek to build student expertise in Content and Practice standards.
Accelerated Math courses are offered 6th -12th grades. In addition, students have the opportunity to apply for
Multivariable Calculus through Distance Learning with The Georgia Institute of Technology
The Kennesaw State University Mathematics Competition
A competition sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Kennesaw State University, a division of the State University of Georgia, and the third largest university in Georgia.
The Kennesaw State University Mathematics Competition is an annual mathematics contest for Georgia high school students, both public and private. Each Georgia high school will receive a packet of information about the competition by mid-September.
The deadline for registration is October 21, 2013. Contest materials will be mailed to registered schools at least one week prior to the competition date (see below). The contest is administered at individual high schools and student responses are mailed to Kennesaw State University for scoring.
Part I – Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Administered in a convenient 90 minute block of time during or after the school day at the students’ own high schools. 25 multiple choice questions, ranging in difficulty, covering all levels of pre-calculus mathematics included in the Georgia state high school mathematics curriculum. Scored at KSU.
Part II – Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Students scoring in the top 5% – 10% statewide on Part I will be invited to participate. Administered in a convenient 2 hour block of time during or after the school day at the students’ own high schools. Five open-ended questions, some requiring justification, all requiring process to be shown. A committee of KSU mathematics faculty will read and score the papers.
The 30 students with the highest composite scores (Parts I and II) statewide will be invited to the Awards Reception, held in the spring on the campus of Kennesaw State University. The reception will include a luncheon, presentation(s) by members of the Kennesaw State University mathematics faculty, and an awards ceremony. The students’ parents, mathematics teachers, and principals will also be invited.
Students invited to the Awards Reception will receive plaques and/or certificates. In addition, the three highest scoring students statewide will receive the following awards:
First Place: $100 and plaque
Second Place: $50 and plaque
Third Place: $25 and plaque
Schools may register on-line at: http://math.kennesaw.edu/happening/events/competition/index.html