Name: Alana
Who is asking: Teacher
Level of the question: Elementary

Question: I just began student teaching in a 5th grade math class and found that the students play 24 in class, a game that I used to play in elementary school. The students choose a card which shows 4 numbers and then have to use any combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to reach 24. There was one card that we found that seems to have all of us stumped. The four numbers are 9, 8, 7 and 2. Can you figure out how to make 24 with those? Thanks so much for your help!


Hi Alana,

24 = 32 - 8. You can make 32 with 2, 7 and 9.