The Mathematics Department at Columbus School for Girls is committed to a core college preparatory curriculum that reflects the mandates set forth by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in “Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for Teaching Mathematics.” Mathematics must be ever-developing so that students continually expand their understanding of mathematical concepts in both breadth and depth as they progress through middle school and upper school. We strive to maintain a balance between skills and concepts, the concrete and the abstract, intuition and formalism, structure and problem solving, and induction and deduction. At CSG, both the teaching and the study of mathematics remain responsive to our understanding of the quickly growing area of advanced computing technology.
The goals of the Mathematics Department are that all students learn to value mathematics, apply mathematical techniques confidently, skillfully, and accurately, reason mathematically, use mathematical reasoning as a problem solving tool when appropriate, communicate mathematically, and become efficient users of modern technology. Students are encouraged to seek and to accept appropriate challenges as they pursue their mathematics education.