KSU Mathematics Competition

An annual competition sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, College of Science and Mathematics and Kennesaw State University (KSU), a division of the State University of Georgia, and the third largest university in Georgia.

The KSU 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.

Online registration will be available in early September. Contest materials will be mailed to registered schools at least one week prior to the competition date (listed below). The contest is administered at individual high schools and student responses are mailed to Kennesaw State University for scoring.

  • 2021-22 Competition Part I — October 27, 2021
    • Registration Deadline — October 18, 2021
  • 2021-22 Competition Part II — February 1, 2022

How Does it Work?

  • Administered in a convenient 90 minute block of time during or after the school day at the students’ own high school. There are 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.

  • Students scoring in the top 5%–10% statewide on Part I will be invited to participate in Part II. Administered in a convenient 2 hour block of time during or after the school day at the students’ own high school. There will be 5 open-ended questions, some requiring justification and ALL requiring process to be shown. A committee of KSU Department of Mathematics faculty will read and score the papers.

  • The 30 students with the highest composite scores (Part I & II) statewide will be invited to an awards ceremony and reception at Kennesaw State University, along with their parents, mathematics teachers, and principals. Also attending will be KSU mathematics faculty.

    The April reception will include refreshments and a mathematics presentation by a member of the Department of Mathematics at Kennesaw State University.

  • 1st Place — $100 and plaque
    2nd Place — $50 and plaque
    3rd Place — $25 and plaque

    All students invited to the awards ceremony will receive plaques/certificates.