MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville students from William Mason Elementary School and Valley View Elementary School took home first place trophies after participating in the Perennial Math Tournament held in Woodbridge, NJ on Jan. 13.
Perennial Math in an International Math competition for students in grades 3-12. This competition drew 180 'mathletes' from all around New Jersey. Public and private school students formed 12 teams, led by teachers or parents, to participate in this competition. The Montville team competed against 51 other fifth graders.
At the team level, William Mason students Nicholas Ferrone, Curtis Wang and Joshua Estrin competed alongside Valley View students Logan Fitzpatrick and Scipio Han to come in first place in the 5th grade team category. This win moves the team forward to participate in the Nationals competition that will be held in May 2018.
"It was a fun and challenging event that fostered critical thinking and teamwork," Estrin said. "It also provided a great opportunity for the kids to make new friends across town."
At the individual level, Estrin and Wang each won first place in the 5th grade competition.
"It was the first time I participated in a group math competition and it was great working with others in solving problems together," Wang said. "I was surprised to win first place but very happy."
This is the first year these Montville students participated in a Perennial Math competition and they said they're looking forward to many more wins in the future.
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