Students Hone Valuable Math Skills in Game 24 Tournament

Game 24 Tournament and game pieceAt the APS Professional Learning & Conference Center, students from across APS recently showed off their math skills in the annual Game 24 Tournament. More than 60 students from 16 elementary and P/K-8 schools participated in this year's tournament.  More than 20 students in grades 6-8 from five middle schools and P/K-8 schools also participated in a separate tournament.

In groups of four, students examined cards that included four numbers and calculated equations in any combination that equaled 24 using only addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. Whoever points to the card first has to explain their calculations out loud, and if they are correct, adds that card to their total score.

In the middle grades tournament, Aurora Quest's Peter Alisky and Conrad Casebolt, Aurora Hill's Sahra Mohamed and Columbia's Devin Philio took top honors after the challenge round. The four students received certificates and trophies as middle school tournament winners. The overall winner Sahra Mohamed earned a graphing calculator for her top place finish.

In the elementary grades tournament, Vista PEAK Exploratory's Ashley Blake and Kaiyan Ivey, Montview's Dianna Morales, and Kate Wiegand of Dalton took top honors, earning certificates and trophies. The overall winner Ashley Blake also earned math/puzzle tabletop games.

All competitors in both tournaments also earned medals and certificates for their excellent performances.

Congratulations to all the students who matched mathematical wits with each other in this year's Game 24 Tournament!

Final Tournament Results - Middle Grades

  1. Sahra Mohamed - Aurora Hills
  2. Devin Philio - Columbia
  3. Peter Alisky - Aurora Quest
  4. Conrad Casebolt - Aurora Quest
Game 24 Middle Grades Tournament winners (left to right) Sahra Mohamed, Devin Philio, Peter Alisky and Conrad Casebolt
Game 24 Middle Grades Tournament winners Sahra Mohamed, Devin Philio, Peter Alisky and Conrad Casebolt

Final Tournament Results - Elementary Grades

  1. Ashley Blake - Vista PEAK Exploratory
  2. Kaiyan Ivey -  Vista PEAK Exploratory
  3. Kate Wiegand -  Dalton
  4. Dianna Morales - Montview
Game 24 Tournament elementary grades winners (left to right) Ashley Blake, Kaiyan Ivey, Kate Wiegand and Dianna Morales
Game 24 Tournament elementary grades winners (left to right) Ashley Blake, Kaiyan Ivey, Kate Wiegand and Dianna Morales

 

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