The Gifted Math Program offers advanced mathematics courses to
exceptional secondary school students.
The single objective of the Gifted Math Program (GMP) is to
deliver a curriculum that challenges proven high achievers in the
same way that standard school curricula challenge students of
GMP provides a strong mathematical background for students who
may pursue future university work in mathematics, other sciences or
the humanities. The program captures the interest of young scholars
at a critical time in their development, cultivating in them
positive attitudes toward serious academic endeavors and
encouraging their development of good work habits. Every Erie and
Niagara County secondary school has had students enrolled.
The Gifted Math Program was founded in 1979 by Dr. Gerald R.
Rising, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus in the
University's Department of Learning and Instruction and by Dr.
Betty J. Krist, Professor Emerita and former chair of the
Mathematics Department of Buffalo State College. Each year the
program enrolls between 250 and 280 students of outstanding
mathematics ability from the seventh through twelfth grades of the
public, parochial and private schools in Western New York.
GMP has been recognized as an outstanding mathematics-science
program by a team sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics, the National Science Teachers Association, and the
American Association of School Administrators.