In November 2018, GPS Middle School math students participated in a Perennial Math contest held at UTC. Those who placed first, second, or third on the regional level were invited to compete again at the national level in an online format.
After much hard work and a prophetic and enthusiastic, “I’m going to win it this time,” spoken to her algebra teacher, Kim Myers, Anisha Phade has placed first in the nation. This is the third year Anisha entered the competition.
“Anisha has worked hard to get to this place,” says Ms. Myers, who also teaches sixth-grade math. “She is a role model to the other girls on the team and she will be missed next year.” Classmate Anya Parambath placed 10th.
New this school year, the Middle School Math Team was formed to get girls to use their creativity to solve multistep word problems and puzzles. Led by Myers, the students meet Monday mornings during club time and Thursdays after school.