Math counts at districtwide 24 challenge event
Math counts at districtwide 24 challenge event
Posted on 03/30/2017
Four students and a teacher playing 24 challenge

It all adds up to for UCS elementary students. 

Oakbrook Elementary was recently the host for the annual 24 Math Tournament for the District’s identified Academically Gifted and Talented students. 

The students played with students from other district elementary schools in teams of three and four at each grade level. 

24 Math is a game of mental math in which the students use four numbers on a card to achieve a total sum of 24 using the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

There are three levels of difficulty as they work to solve the problems within a thirty-second time period.  The students are not allowed to use any tools other than their own thinking power to solve each problem. 

Approximately 120 students put their math skills to work on this exceptional night.  We applaud all of the students who participated as this was quite a challenging event.  The following students received recognition as the highest scorers after two rounds of play:

Fourth Grade Division

Muhamed Chehab - Schuchard

Sam Vu – Burr

Malachi Hood – Burr

Justin Loveday – Switzer


Fifth Grade Division

Timothy Mathew – Browning

Even Jensen – Oakbrook

Lucas Timbuc – Oakbrook


Sixth Grade Division

Naveen Natarajan – Messmore

Alex Buzdugan – Messmore

Zach Florence - Havel