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PAL Mathletes Crowned in 24 Math Challenge

Stradley Ronon volunteer proctoring a table of 5th grade players

Stradley Ronon volunteer proctoring a table of 5th grade players

On February 24th and 25th, more than 150 young mathematicians from across the City participated in PAL’s annual 24 Math Challenge sponsored by Stradley Ronon. After months of practice, fifth through eighth graders played in a two-night competition where they added, subtracted, divided and multiplied their way to 24.

First through fourth place champions in each age group were rewarded with plaques and special gifts. All players received shirts for their courage to compete and dedication to enhancing their math skills. Congratulations to first place winners Jordan from Ford and Aris from Rizzo PAL centers (5th grade), Bryan from Southwest and Dajour from Paley PAL centers (6th grade), Eric from North Penn and Kyfee from Logan PAL centers (7th grade) and Nahemiah from Paley PAL and Cindy from Southwest PAL, who scored an astounding 275 points (8th grade).

PAL Board member Mark Dorval with 8th grade winners from the North Region

PAL Board member Mark Dorval with 8th grade winners from the North Region

The 24 Math Challenge sponsored by Stradley Ronon is not just a fun head-to-head battle of speed and problem solving – participants practice mental math while also becoming more confident in their abilities as a student. The game is used as a tool in classrooms throughout the country to make math fun for all students.

PAL thanks Board Member Mark Dorval and Stradley Ronon for their continued commitment to Philadelphia’s youth, as well as volunteers from Temple University and Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law.

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