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It All Adds Up for All Saints Academy in CTN’s Mathbowl

The sixth-grade class at Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy, Fort Greene, has emerged as the first-place winner in the Catholic Telemedia Network’s (CTN) fourth annual MathBowl. After eight days of continuous competition, James Daino’s students proved to be the winners.

More than 16,000 students in 700 classes participated in MathBowl ’16. From March 13 through March 20, students used the online learning platform “Mathletics” to solve as many math problems as they could. Students who correctly answered the greatest number of problems, through live drills and teacher assignments, earned the most points and moved their classes to the top spots.

St. Peter Catholic Academy, Bensonhurst, took second and third place, with Vincent Castro’s fifth and seventh graders earning those spots respectively.

In addition to the top spot, Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy also took fourth place, with Andy Estevez’s fifth-grade class.

Rounding out the top five were Lourdes Cruz’s fourth graders from St. Frances Cabrini Academy in Bushwick.

The top five classes will receive honorary plaques and pizza parties during the week of April 18, which marks CTN’s 50th anniversary. In honor of this milestone, more than 50 schools in Brooklyn and Queens registered to participate in MathBowl ’16, making it CTN’s largest competition ever.

The Catholic Telemedia Network serves the educational and spiritual needs of children in the diocesan schools of Brooklyn and Queens. CTN’s core mission is to provide quality instructional media resources aligned with Common Core curriculum at no cost to schools.

CTN is part of DeSales Media, the communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn.