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24 game

In 1988, successful inventor ROBERT SUN embarked on a journey to teach children the relationship between numbers through a game. The result of his efforts was the 24® game, a unique mathematics teaching tool that has proven to successfully engage students in grades 1 through 9 from diverse economic and social backgrounds. "Knowing the answer is always 24 alleviates a classic brand of math anxiety—getting the right answer—and instead puts the emphasis on the process and patterns, what I like to call the method behind the math,” says Sun.

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is excited to prepare for the 2023 Regional 24 Challenge Tournament at the IU8 Offices in Altoona, PA on Friday, May 19. The competition will run from 9:30 to 12:30. There will be four rounds of competition beginning at 9:45, lasting approximately 15 minutes each. Students in grades 4-88 will compete against one another in separate divisions: 4-5, 6, 7-8. Each school building is able to send 5 students. The cost is $25 per student. Registration opens March 1.

Date: Friday, May 19, 2023

Location: IU8 Executive Office, Altoona

Cost: $25/Student, 5 students per school are able to attend (Districts will be invoiced after the event.)

Tentative Schedule:

8:45 Arrival, Registration, Proctor Training

9:30 Welcome, Competition Overview

9:45 Round 1 (Single Digits)

10:15 Round 2 (Double Digits)

10:45 Announce Semi-Finalists

11:00 Review rules for Round 3

11:15 Round 3 (Variables) Face-off Round (Variables)

11:30 Announce finalists

11:45 Round 4 (Variables) Face-off Round (Variables)

12:00 Awards Ceremony

12:30 Departure


District/Team WILL NOT be invoiced if the event is cancelled by the IU due to low enrollment
District/Team WILL NOT be invoiced if the participant cancels at least 7 days prior to the start of the event.
District/Teams WILL BE invoiced the FULL COST if the participant cancels with less than 7 days notice of the start of the event or if the participant simply does not attend.