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In 1988, successful inventor Robert Sun embarked on a journey to teach children the relationship between numbers through a game. The result of his efforts was the 24® game, a unique mathematics teaching tool that has proven to successfully engage students in grades 1 through 9 from diverse economic and social backgrounds. “I wanted to demonstrate that mathematics can be powerful, engaging and fascinating,” says Sun. “Knowing the answer is always 24 alleviates a classic brand of math anxiety—getting the right answer—and instead puts the emphasis on the process and patterns, what I like to call ‘the method behind the math.’ ” The original, Single Digits 24® game has evolved into nine editions and ancillary products that educators, parents and children have embraced. During the past 16 years, Sun has seen his creation used in over 500,000 classrooms throughout the United States and abroad. These innovative tools are helping to create a new generation of students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers.