Solve Like a Girl

GEM Tournament – Grades 4-8

Girls Excelling in Math Fun Day

Calling all 1st through 4th grade girls who love math

Join us for a fun day of exploring math led by Village School students and teachers. Encourage your daughter’s interest in mathematics through hands-on encounters with math and by helping her find role models in older girls who also love math.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 to sign up for the sessions of your
daughter’s choosing, get a tour of the school, and mingle with other
parents and girls over coffee and snacks.

We are located in the heart of Downtown Charlottesville, between 2nd and 3rd
streets. We have very limited parking at our school, so please allow time to find
legal parking on the street or in nearby parking garages.

Register online

This is a free event. Space is limited, so please register early.

For more information contact Linde Tassell at or call (434) 984-4404.

Girls Excelling in Math (GEM) Tournament

Details from 2017 Tournament:

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.

GEM Online Registration Form

Printable GEM Registration Form 2017

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 or call Linde Tassell at (434) 984-4404.

Photos from 2015 GEM Tournament