Last November and this past April, 38 third-grade students and 55 fourth-grade students from Monroe Township Elementary Schools, led by Jessica Fensch and Kathy Ungvarsky, competed in the Noetic Learning Math Contest. The fall and spring tests were opened up to the math Talented and Gifted (TAG) students, as well as those fourth graders scoring exceeding on their third grade PARCC test. Third graders scoring in the top 97% on their winter LinkIt test were also invited to participate in the spring.
Noetic Learning Math Contest is a national mathematics contest for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students’ interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math. More than 4,500 3rd graders and 5,600 4th graders competed representing 561 schools in 44 states across the country.
There were school winners from every elementary school in town. Mason Merakian, third grade and Cecilia Rocco, fourth grade were the representatives from Holly Glen. Juliana Rearick, third grade and Noella Gailliout, fourth grade were the winners from Oak Knoll. Radix Elementary school had third grader Abigail Johnson and fourth grader Jackson Cross. Whitehall’s winners were Nathaniel Ennis, third grade and Hunter Jordan, fourth grade.
The National Honor Roll title is awarded to approximately the top 10 percent of participating mathletes nationwide. Jackson Cross, Andrew Morgan, Abigail Johnson, Landon Astore, Bella Fleming, Lucas Heins, Joel Ryan and Nathaniel Ennis achieved this title.
Many students received National Honorable Mention. This title is awarded to approximately the top 50% of participating mathletes. Additionally, the third grade team placed in the top 10% nationally, winning a team award on the spring test.
Congratulations to all the winners. The contest results demonstrate our students’ great problem solving skills and math talents. They also show that our students can rise to the occasion and can meet the challenge.