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GS Chandy
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Re: An algebraic brainteaser I recently coded up (for k12)
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Feb 18, 2013 11:32 AM


Quant Guy posted Feb 15, 2013 4:48 AM: > This is the classic math 24 game. You are given 4 > numbers and use +*/ to make 24 using all 4 numbers. > For example, if you are given 1, 2, 3 and 4, then > both 1*2*3*4 and (1+3)*(2+4) are valid answers.Check > it out and let me how you like it. > > The website is http://www.24theory.com > Very nice indeed! (I must confess I found some of them very difficult indeed  and I didn't use the 'timed version'! I shall do that later, maybe).
Anyway, I believe it would be very useful to help develop anyone's 'number sense' (if that is the right phrase). I shall recommend it to math teachers I may meet. Too bad that Robert Hansen is not with us any more  I'm sure he would have enjoyed this, and his comments would have been insightful.
GSC



