As I write this I am sitting on my porch basking in the spring sunshine. It is finals week at Aim Academy and all thoughts are turning to summer. I’ve posted before about avoiding the “summer slide effect” by keeping your brain mathematically active in the upcoming months. But with vacations, beach trips, and summer sports I decided to make it as easy as possible for you to incorporate some math into your summer routine…thus a new blog series on summer math 🙂

Today’s post is about a wonderful math game you can play any time of year but I have fond memories of whipping this out with my math club friends when the school year was over. It is a very simple premise. Using all of the numbers on the card and the operations addition, subtraction, multiplication and division you must find a way to get 24. Here is a level 1 card from the 24 website.

4+2 is 6. 3+1 is 4. 6*4=24 and voila! Pretty straightforward.

That is the easiest level, it can get far more challenging.

You can order the game or find out about the online app here.