Hosting GAIM comes down to three magic ingredients: 
Space * Girls * Volunteers


As long as you have a big space such as a cafeteria or gym, you can host GAIM! 

During the math competition portion, we recommend that you split teams into individual rooms.  One Lower Division and one Upper Division team can work in the same room, as long as they belong to different schools.  During the game portion of GAIM Day, everyone congregates in the big space for play time. 


Recruit as many teams as you can host!  We recommend that you recruit at least 8 teams of girls, with a target of 20+ teams, since GAIM is all about fostering collaboration, teamwork, and fun!

Each school may enroll up to four teams of four girls, and each team can be registered in one of two divisions, accompanied by a GAIM Coach, who can be a school teacher or parent. 


To run GAIM, you’ll need approximately as many volunteers as the number of teams you have.  They have the following roles:


Logistics Coordinators

  • You'll need 1-4, depending on how many teams you have attending. 

  • LC's are the backbone of your volunteers. They coordinate site planning, direct other volunteers, and provide guidance to students and coaches.

  • On GAIM day, LC's are in charge of making sure everything runs smoothly.


  • You'll need one proctor per room.  They can be school coaches, as long as they are not proctoring their own teams.

  • Proctors read out instructions, hand out competition packets, and time the students.  

  • They do not need to answer any student questions--the competition should be self-explanatory!


  • You'll ideally need one grader per 2-4 teams, but you can use fewer if you have lots of teams and are in a pinch. 

  • Graders will grade two rounds of competitions, and do not need to have significant math background. 

Game Coordinators

  • Play games and have with the girls as the exams are being graded.  

  • These can also be school coaches and parents.