Go Team Karroll!

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Desiree Karroll’s fifth-grade class at Cornwell Avenue Elementary School participated in the Noetic Learning Math Contest on Nov. 10. The competition allotted more than 30,000 students across the country 45 minutes to solve 20 problems that challenged and enriched their mathematical abilities.
    
According to its website, the Noetic Learning Math Contest is a semiannual problem-solving contest for elementary and middle school students nationwide. It encourages students’ interest in math, develops their problem-solving skills and inspires them to excel.
    
Principal Deanna Sinito introduced the opportunity to Karroll, whose goal in participating was to challenge her students and cultivate in them an interest in mathematics. To prepare for the exam, fifth-graders worked on math problems every day for a couple of weeks, solving them together or in groups and engaging and motivating the class to try and answer the questions.
    
Teams that qualify among the top 10 percent in the country, they will receive a Team Achievement plaque and medals for their hard work and dedication to mathematics.