24 Math Tournaments have become an end of the semester staple at Mallinckrodt Academy. In-class tournaments determine a class champion. A schoolwide tournament held in the cafeteria determines the school champion.
To play, players are shown a card with four numbers 1-9. Once a player thinks they know the solution, they tap the card. The first player to tap the center of the card is given the first opportunity to answer. To successfully solve a card, a player must use each number once to create the number 24. For example, in the card below, four numbers are shown: 2, 3, 4 and 4.
To solve this card, players would offer ANY possible solution, such as: (2+3)*4+4 "Two plus three is five. Five times four is twenty. Twenty plus four is twenty four."
Players who delay in giving their answer or give incorrect information lose their turn. Then, the next player is given an opportunity to solve.
For official game rules, click here.
Champion: Isaac Upchurch, 2nd Grade
Runner-Up: Leo Marquart, 5th Grade
Champion: Louis Smith, 5th Grade
Runner-Up: Jelani Penny Johnson, 4th Grade
Champion: Jelani Penny Johnson, 4th Grade
Runner-Up: Louis Smith, 5th Grade