The competition associated with First in Math is called the 24 Challenge, and it is a four-round game in which students in schools nationwide earn points determining patterns and solving math problems from a deck of cards. Both the number of cards played and the points earned count toward the final score, and the student with the highest score at the end wins for his or her section or grade level.
First in Math is an online math learning program geared toward helping students in kindergarten through eighth grade prepare for algebra. Teachers can implement the program in their classrooms in a customized way that benefits students of all ability levels. The program also encourages teamwork as students compete with one another to solve problems.