For those of you that may not have played Math 24 before, the goal is to add, subtract, multiply, or divide all four numbers to make them equal 24. So the card above with the numbers 1, 3, 4, 2 can be solved by saying 3*2=6 6*4=24 24*1=24. The students can practice alone, play with a partner, or with a small group.
I would recommend grouping children by ability when it comes to this game. Students who struggle with math facts can get very frustrated if they play with someone who is a "math facts master." The one who struggles hardly ever has a chance to answer if you don't group them wisely.
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