Girls Excelling in Math (GEM) Tournament
Date of Tournament: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: Lower Division (Grades 4-6) Tournament: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Upper Division (Grade 6-8) Tournament: 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Place: Village School Middle School for Girls
215 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Tournament: Each team is composed of any five girls from the same school who are in grades 4-6 or 6-8. A team may have students from different grades. There are three events: individual, mega-team, and team hands-on challenge. The solution or solutions to the problem will be reviewed. If needed, up to five tiebreaker problems will be employed.
Cost: A nominal fee of $50 per team helps offset the costs of putting on the tournament. Assistance is available if needed. Payments are to be made payable to Village School.
Space: One team will be accepted from each school until the registration deadline, Friday, Feb. 17. Additional teams from these schools will then be accepted as space permits.
Chaperones: One teacher or parent chaperone per team is required — as a proctor.
Awards: All students will receive a T-shirt. High scorers, both individual and team, will receive awards. In addition, many door prizes will be awarded. Past prizes have included video cameras, custom designer birthday cakes, yoga classes, iTunes gift cards, UVA apparel, and much more.
Food: Plentiful snacks and drinks will be provided at break times throughout the event.
Calculators: Calculators will not be permitted for this event. Please bring sharpened pencils.
Information: For further information, e-mail Ltassell@villageschool.us or call Linde Tassell at (434) 984-4404.