It most certainly will be a contest, but creating a contentious environment is not their objective.
“So basically, we’ve all had experience in STEM classes and activities, and oftentimes been one of the only girls in the room. So we started InteGirls to try to give young girls an opportunity to experience math in a fun and exciting way,” Song said.
The daylong, friendly math contest will include “individual rounds in the four main competition math subjects, which are algebra, geometry, combinatorics and number theory, And then, they’re also going to have a team round so they can collaborate and work together to solve problems,” Song said.
“We want the teams to be from the same school,” she said.
Teams will consist of three people, but if an individual does not have a team, Song said those girls will be put into triads for the competition.