I’m going to focus on that last character, Stacey, in this post. Her knack and love for math made her the perfect choice for treasurer in the group, and her math skills were the focus of at least one book told from her perspective (Stacey the Math Whiz, 1997). This math-loving part of her character was also mentioned often in the books throughout the series.
In Stacey the Math Whiz, Stacey is asked by her math teacher to join The Mathletes, the school’s math team, as they compete in their state’s math championship. She accepts, and the book then chronicles her story with the Mathletes as she struggles with questions such as “what if the Mathletes are losers?” and whether or not she will be good enough to become state champion. In addition, her father surprises her with tickets to a rock concert that will take place the same night as the first Mathletes meet, which she cannot miss if she is to advance to the championships. She must make the decision whether to be “cool” and go to a concert, or spend the evening competing with the Mathletes. In the end, she does attend the Mathletes meets, and during the championship, Stacey’s family and friends show up to support her.