My classes also love the 24 game. We use it all year long. There is another game that may only be good for a few class sessions but doesn't need a publisher or special equipment. It's the game of four fours. Using exactly 4 fours and any of the basic operations, including ( ), make the answer come out to 1, then 2, then 3 and so on up to 10. Allowing factorials, exponents and square roots lets you 'solve' for more values, at least to 20.
regards, firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Salomon)
>Subj: Re: looking for a math game >Date: Fri, May 3, 1996 5:06 PM EST >X-From: email@example.com (Mike Joseph Defoe)
>The math game you are looking for might be the "24 GAME" by SUNTEX >International, Inc. 118 North Third Street, Easton, PA 18042 (610) >253-5255
>I just purchased the "Fractions" and "Exponents" versions at NCTM in San >Diego last week and my Geometry class loves them! Your are given four >numbers and you must use them all only once and use operations to equal >24. It does help build fast minds and I have found it a good way to >review basic facts while haveing a challenge at the same time! > >Good luck... > >On Fri, 3 May 1996 >DySmith629@aol.com wrote:
>> I'm looking for a math game can be used in my classroom. I was told there >> was a old game to use four numbers with basic operation to calculate another >> number. I will appreciate if someone could give the title, author's name, >> publisher's name and address. >> >> David Smith