Students from throughout the county got together May 23 to
flex their math muscles at the 24 Challenge Math Program at the San Diego
County Office of Education (SDCOE).
There were about 75 students in grades 4 through 6 from 16
different schools at the competition, which has been happening for more than 10
Student who competed in the tournament competed in four
rounds, working with groups of numbers to try to figure out how to make them
equal 24 by using any combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication and
The winners from each grade level were all from San Ysidro
schools. Sofia Huera from Willow Elementary School won in the fourth-grade
competition, Guillermo Vazquez from Sunset Elementary School won in the
fifth-grade category, and Kelly Villanueva, also from Willow Elementary, won
for the sixth-graders.
“It’s nice to have a day when students in San Diego County
can get excited about math,” said Jameson Rienick, math coordinator with SDCOE.
“It’s cool to like math.”