ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Thirty students from six schools in the Twin Tiers competed in the Challenge 24 Mathematics Contest last month at St. Bonaventure University.
St. Bonaventure mathematics professor Dr. Doug Cashing coordinates the annual event.
The participating schools were Cuba-Rushford Middle School, East View Elementary (Olean), Hinsdale, Olean Intermediate-Middle School, Otto-Eldred Elementary School, and Otto-Eldred Middle School.
Challenge 24 is a game in which contestants are presented with four numbers between 1 and 9. The object is to combine the numbers, using each number exactly once, to produce an answer of 24. Any of the standard arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division) may be used as needed, perhaps more than once, to get the result.
The first- through third-place winners in each grade were:
For more about St. Bonaventure’s Challenge 24 Competition, please visit www.sbu.edu/challenge24.
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