One side of a two sided scale has 6 dwarf goats and 3 caracal cats while the other side has 3 dwarf goats and 5 caracal cats. The scale is in equilibrium. Which is heavier: a dwarf goat or a caracal cat? 

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Girls' Adventures in Math

The team-based comic book math competition featuring four great women from history.

Registration for GAIM 2020 will open in late 2019. sign up to receive updates!


About the Competition

Girls' Adventures in Math is a team-based math competition for girls in grades 3-8. Our competition presents some of the most challenging and innovative math problems to students in this age group, contextualized in a comic book containing the stories of pioneering women from history. The competition occurs in two rounds: a sixty-minute Round 1, and a twenty-minute Round 2.

Check out the GAIM 2017 materials:


From left to right.  Katherine Johnson, Queen Anna Nzinga, Marie Curie, and Pantea Arteshbod

From left to right. Katherine Johnson, Queen Anna Nzinga, Marie Curie, and Pantea Arteshbod

check out the gaim 2019 featured women!

Every year, GAIM features four great women from history, and presents the competition problems in the context of their lives. Our GAIM 2019 featured women are Katherine Johnson of the USA, Queen Anna Nzinga of Angola, Marie Curie of Poland, and Pantea Arteshbod of Ancient Persia. To read their biographies, visit our GAIM 2019 women page.

In the past, we've featured eight more women that are certainly worthy of note! In our 2017 season we featured Wangari Maathai of Kenya, Junko Tabei of Japan, Rosalind Franklin of the United Kingdom, and Sophie Germain of France. Last year, we featured Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt, Zhenyi Wang of China, Marjorie Lee Browne of the United States, and Dorothy Levitt of the United Kingdom. 


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looking forward to 2020

Do you have ideas for GAIM 2020? Tell us by filling out our survey! Are you interested in hosting? Let us know!


Disclaimer: All GAIM Competition problems and solutions are the sole intellectual property of Girls’ Adventures in Math. Any unauthorized reproduction, alteration, distribution, display or other use of this material is prohibited. Unless explicitly authorized by Girls’ Adventures in Math, no recipient is allowed to share GAIM competition problems or solutions with students or colleagues who are not participants of GAIM competitions. In the event of a violation of this copyright, Girls’ Adventures in Math reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law and in equity for such violations.