In the month of March, the Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN) held its fourth annual MathBowl, a friendly cross-borough math competition between Catholic schools and academies in Brooklyn and Queens. After eight days of continuous competition, Mr. James Daino’s sixth grade class at Queens of All Saints Catholic Academy in Brooklyn emerged as the first place winner.
More than 16,000 students in 700 classes participated in MathBowl ’16. From March 13th through March 20th, 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 in Brooklyn took second and third place, with Mr. Vincent Castro’s fifth and seventh graders earning those spots respectively. In addition to the top spot, Queens of All Saints Catholic Academy in Brooklyn also took fourth place, with Mr. Andy Estevez’s fifth grade class. And rounding out the top five were Ms. Lourdes Cruz’s fourth graders from St. Francis Cabrini Academy in Brooklyn. The top five classes will receive honorary plaques and pizza parties to celebrate their accomplishments the week of April 18th, 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. DeSales Media publishes Catholic news, information, and provides religious programming and entertainment across all media. DeSales Media properties also include the weekly diocesan newspaper The Tablet, the monthly Hispanic newspaper Nuestra Voz, and the cable network New Evangelization Television, NET TV.