4-6th Grade District Math 24 Game Competition

posted Mar 1, 2013, 3:45 PM by Everett Brooks
Save the Date: March 27, 2013
Cobb, Coyote Valley, and Minnie Cannon
District Math 24 Game Competition

The 24 Game is a math game most commonly using the four math operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to manipulate four separate numbers for a result of 24. Possible playing cards have three degrees of difficulty identified with one to three dots, and both the single digit and double digit decks will be used for the competition. This game is a fun way to get individual students and groups of students quickly using their mental math expertise, with the added benefit of several possible ways of achieving the goal of a result of 24 with each card. 

A single digit playing card may have the numbers 8,6,4,2. A play could say the following number sentence to gain 24: 6x2=12, 8+4=12, 12+12=24 or 6x8=48, 48 divided by 4=12, 12x2=24. 

The free internet site "sumdog" and the 24 Game are just a few ways we are supporting our students in thinking faster, longer, and with more complexity. Help us by asking you student about these activities during family time.