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Where and When will the camp be?Summer Camp 1

Location: Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Dates: June 13 – June 24, 2016 (Monday-Friday)
Grades: Middle (6th-8th)

What will the students learn?

The camp is a two week intensive program in mathematics and computing. Students will work on critical thinking, logic, and problem solving skills including building models from puzzles.

What is the fee?

The fee is $250 for each student. This includes a meal a day during the camp. (Students need to bring their own snacks if they want additional food).

Is there any scholarship available?

Yes. We have some generous sponsors for this program. We are pleased to be able to provide a need-based scholarship of up to $200. Interested students will have to apply and qualify for the scholarship. More information will be made available as we near the application process.

Who will teach at the Camp?

 Our faculty from the GSW School of Mathematics and Computing will teach at the camp. Mainly the camp will be directed by Dr. Chadwick Gugg, Dr. Kailash Ghimire and Dr. Simon Baev.

What happens if there are more than 30 applicants?

Summer Camp 4The maximum number of students we can enroll this year is 30. The top five students from each of grades 6, 7 and 8 at our 2015 Junior Mathematics Tournament will be automatically eligible if we receive applications from them. Other interested students need to go through a selection process. The selection criteria will be their interest in math and computing, their grades in math (CRCT or Georgia MileStones), and a recommendation from their mathematics teacher.

Application process:

We are accepting online applications only. Visit https://camp.gswcm.net to apply online (opens in the first week of April). For any questions, please contact us at kailash.ghimire@gsw.edu by email or at (229) 931-7350 by phone.

Comments from parents:

  1. Summer Camp 2“I was very impressed by the way the Math Department held their first Summer camp this past summer.  My children when I told them about the camp that they need to participate, their reaction was that it was a waste of their summer.  The first day of this summer camp at GSW, everything changed as they were enthusiastic to return the next day.  The faculty involved with the summer program really made them enjoy the activities but at the same time really sharpen their minds.  They talked about the puzzles in Math and activities in technology. It was a great experience for them and they want to know when the camp will start again. Academically they also got enrichment and good social interaction as they interact with their peers who think like them.  Most of the activities for summer around here is always centered around the students who need remediation but for the talented and gifted, there is little for these students to do.  My children were ready when school started academically.  I wish that this will continue to happen every summer.
  2. My daughter attended the GSW summer camp in 2015. She was reluctant to participate at the beginning thinking that she would miss all her summer fun. After the first day in the summer camp, she could not wait to return. The camp was mainly based on puzzle and logic. This camp helped her develop her critical thinking ability and see any problem in different ways. I would recommend middle grade students to participate in these camps in the future if possible and thank you to the GSW School of computing and mathematics for organizing this event!

Comments from students:

  1. Summer Camp 3“It was a very good experience for me to attend the summer camp this summer as I learned a lot of stuff. The professors were really engaging us in various activities. Math puzzles were awesome facilitated by Dr. Ghimire, Dr. Kipp and Dr. Gugg and I was able to solve some of them by myself.  Dr. Baev helped us with coding and programming which everyone in the group enjoyed.  I was also able to connect with some of the students from other schools who have the same intellectual ability as me which challenged me to be above float. I cannot wait to be back at summer camp this coming summer.’’
  2. The summer camp was fun.  I learned new ideas and skills to solve problems. The puzzles we worked on were really interesting and different than what we do in our regular school year.  Some of them looked very simple, but we had to spend hours to solve them. The main thing I gained from the camp is the opportunity to meet students from other schools and work together and think outside  the box and of course JAVA programming!!

HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT-2017 REGISTRATION (Registration will be open until February 7, 2017)

Every year, from 1974 through 2016, the Department of Mathematics at Georgia Southwestern has hosted a tournament for high school students from throughout the state. This tournament has brought hundreds of students to the campus in the early spring each year to compete with one another. The longest running math tournament in Georgia, the annual GSW competition has served as a model for a host of imitators. Teachers from across the state would select a minimum of four and a maximum of eight outstanding mathematics students from each school to participate. (Extra students are welcome to participate and enjoy the tournament, but only the team-of-eight will contribute to the official score for the school's team.)

Individuals who are home schooled are also welcome to compete in the individual part of the tournament. Parents of interested home schooled students may contact  the organizer at the address below to register for the tournament.

 The 2017 GSW math tournament will be  held on Friday, February 17, 2017 in the GSW Student Success Center. If you have any questions , please contact Dr. Ghimire at mtourney@gsw.edu by email or 229-931-7350 by phone. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, take a look at exams and results from recent years.

Recent Exams

Results

JUNIOR MATH TOURNAMENT-2016 REGISTRATION (Registration will be available until March 5, 2017)

The third  GSW Junior Mathematics Tournament will be  held on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Last year, there were about 600 students from Grade 3-Grade 8 (360 middle school students and 260 elementary school students).  Five students from each grade (Grade 3 through Grade 8) were  awarded.  We will send invitation with more detail for the next year tournament by the end of November.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ghimire at mtourney@gsw.edu by email or 229-931-7350 by phone. 

Tentative Schedule of the Tournament Day (March 11, 2017)

 

Time

Storm Dome Floor

Intramural Gym Floor

Grades 6, 7, and 8

9:00-9:20 am

 

Check in:  Middle Schools in the Storm Dome Hospitality Suite

9:30am-10:30 am

Grade – 8

Storm Dome Floor

Grade -7       Intramural Gym Floor

10:35 am

Presentation  Ceremony

Grade -8 

Storm Dome Floor

Presentation  Ceremony-Grade -7

Intramural Gym Floor

10:45 am-11:45am

Grade -6

Storm Dome Floor

 

11:50am

Presentation  Ceremony

Grade -6

Storm Dome Floor

 

 

Grades 3, 4 and 5

10:15 am

Registration: Elementary Schools in the Storm Dome Hospitality Suite

10:45 am -11:45 am

 

Grade-5

Intramural Gym Floor

 

11:50am

 

Presentation  Ceremony

Grade -5

Intramural Gym Floor

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

12:50 pm- 1:50 pm

Grade -4

Storm Dome Floor

Grade-3

Intramural Gym Floor

 

1:55 pm

Presentation  Ceremony

Grade -4

Storm Dome Floor

Presentation  Ceremony

Grade -3

Intramural Gym Floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • Previous Exams

  • 2012 (Grade 3-Grade 5)
  • 2012 (Grade 6-Grade 8)
  • 2013 (Grade 3-Grade 5)
  • 2013 (Grade 6-Grade 8)
  • 2014 (Grade 3-Grade 5)
  • 2014 (Grade 6-Grade 8)
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    For further information, contact Dr. Kailash Ghimire, 229-931-7350.

    AAMI Receives Board of Regents Grant.

    The Georgia Southwestern African American Male Institute (AAMI) received a Board of Regents matching grant for academic year 2013 -2014. This marks the third time that the institute has received this grant. Founded in 2008, the institute’s goals are to recruit, to educate, to retain, and graduate African American males.

    Anderson Assuming State President Position

    Ervin D. Anderson, Senior Lecturer in the Georgia Southwestern State University School of Computing and Mathematics, will serve as the 2010 – 2011 President of the Georgia Association of Developmental Educators. GADE is the Georgia chapter of the National Association of Educators. GADE represents over fifty universities, colleges, and technical colleges in the state of Georgia. After serving two years as GADE Vice President, Anderson was elected to serve by his peers and the executive board. The mission of GADE is to improve the theory and practice of developmental education at all levels of the education spectrum, the professional capabilities of developmental educators, and the design of programs to prepare developmental educators.

    In April, Anderson attended a required Leadership Congress for state presidents and the NADE National Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Anderson states that “the Developmental education model will be changing soon and look forward to being part of this transformation”.

    Georgia Southwestern State University Awarded Grant

    The University System of Georgia (USG) African American Male Initiative (AAMI) has awarded new matching fund grants to eleven programs addressing the educational needs of Black males.

    Mr. Ervin D. Anderson, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Georgia Southwestern State University, wrote and received an AAMI grant. He is serving as the Executive Director of the GSW African American Male Institute. The institute started in the Fall of 2008 with after school class offerings in Computer Science, Mathematics, Academic Skills, Social Responsibility and Self Awareness for junior and senior African American males from Americus Sumter High School. The institute also provides participants workshops on standardize test taking, college registration, and financial aid for higher education. The      AAMI hopes to provide participants the opportunity to become educated and productive citizens in our community and society. Mr. Anderson can be contacted at 229-931-2200 or eda@gsw.edu for registration into the AAMI program.

     

    The club has served as a sponsor for student/faculty seminars, and its members have often helped the Department with its annual Mathematics Tournament. The Department wants to  encourages all mathematics and mathematics/education majors, as well as anyone else with an interest in mathematics to participate. The club can serve as a forum in which students share their mathematics projects with fellow students, and learn about the wonderful and exciting world of mathematics. A goal is to see participants in the club form the nucleus of a Georgia Southwestern student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America. Such students could then go on to present honors thesis work or other research projects at regional MAA meetings, and share the excitement of their discoveries with other mathematics students and mathematicians in the Southeast. It's important that mathematics majors form a link with the greater mathematical community. For that reason we're quick to point out the great benefit of any sort of student participation in organizations devoted to mathematics: the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the American Association for Women in Mathematics. Students have access to all membership benefits, including reduced rates on publications, and the privilege of being able to offer their work for presentation at meetings. In addition, employers often look with favor on applicants who have demonstrated an early expression of professional interest by participating in a mathematics organization as a student. So, while you are at Southwestern, come and participate in the greater mathematical community!

    From Fall 2012 The GSW Math Club is  organizing Coffee Mathema every first and third Tuesday of every month.

    Please contact The GSW Math Club for further information.

    Former Georgia Southwestern students who have completed degree programs offered by the Mathematics Department are presently pursuing careers in teaching, banking, business, computer science, industrial research, actuarial science, insurance, law, and civil service. The Department offers three undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Option in Industrial Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Certification, and a Master in Education/Secondary Mathematics. Recent program revisions have made all these programs stronger, so that our graduates are better prepared to compete in today's job market, or for positions in graduate schools.

    Georgia Southwestern sponsors a number of career fairs and career placement assistance for its students. The School of Education's annual Job-O-Rama helps students find jobs in the public schools, teaching secondary mathematics, and the Career Placement Center has staff who set up job fairs for our students, keep them informed about internship opportunities, and even offers advice on writing that first resume and cover letter.

    Please consult the links and publications listed below to learn more about current jobs and career opportunities in mathematics. 

    Some Sites With Information on Careers in Mathematics

    Some Publications With Information on Careers in Mathematics, which are available in the GSW Library

    • Marla Parker, She Does Math! Real-Life Problems from Women on the Job, Mathematical Assoication of America, Washington, D.C., 1995.
    • Andrew Sterrett, 101 Careers in Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, Washington, D.C., 1996.

    Some Fun Mathematics Links

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