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Bard College Hosts Girls Math Olympiad Sunday, April 30

Nearly 20 Teams from Seven Local Elementary and Middle Schools Set to Compete in
GAIM: Girls Adventures in Math

Darren O'Sullivan
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— On Sunday, April 30th, Bard College will host a math Olympiad for upper elementary and middle school girls, followed by an afternoon of community-building games. Twenty-four teams from nine local elementary and middle schools are set to compete in Girls’ Adventures in Math (GAIM), a 60-minute, 16-question competition followed by a 20-minute tiebreaker round. Teams of four students from the same school compete in one of two divisions: upper elementary for grades 3–5, and middle for grades 6–8. The event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation. It is sponsored by GAIM and Bard Math Circle, a math enrichment program for K-12 students and teachers in the Mid-Hudson Valley. For more information, visit or or e-mail
“GAIM was started as a way to have a comfortable setting for girls to compete in teams and build community and get excited about math together,” said Lauren Rose, associate professor of mathematics at Bard and one of the coordinators of the Bard math Olympiad.
GAIM was founded by Math-M-Addicts in New York City as a way to foster girls’ passion for math at an early age. Math-M-Addicts is a selective, rigorous Saturday math enrichment program in New York City for 5th through 12th graders that focuses on creative problem solving in a collaborative setting. Students are introduced to advanced math topics in ways that build their critical, strategic, and logical thinking and communication skills. Math-M-Addicts offers an advanced math curriculum to middle and high school students in New York City because the founders and many of the teachers themselves are former math Olympiad contestants and winners. For more info on Math-M-Addicts, please visit
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This event was last updated on 04-28-2017