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Back-to-Back Nights of Math and Fun for PAL Kids

North Division champions with PAL Command Sergeant Eric Ervin and Board Member Mark Dorval

North Division champions with PAL Command Sergeant Eric Ervin and Board Member Mark Dorval

On February 24th and 25th, nearly 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, multiplied and divided their way to 24.

Volunteer from Stradley Ronon proctoring the 24 Math Challenge

Volunteer from Stradley Ronon proctoring the 24 Math Challenge

The 24 Math Challenge 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 school aged children.

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. Everyone also enjoyed pizza provided by Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Congratulations to first place winners Aris from Rizzo and Garisha from Cozen PAL centers (5th grade), Mario from Rizzo and Brian from Fairhill PAL centers (6th grade), Igli from Rizzo and Bryan from Fairhill PAL centers (7th grade), and Saron from Logan and Ivan from Fairhill PAL centers (8th grade).

PAL thanks Board Member Mark Dorval and Stradley Ronon for their continued support of such an enriching program.

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