For NCES, mathletes program adds up to big success

North Canaan Elementary School students practiced for the past month to compete in the March 7 World Maths Day online competition. Maggie Baldwin is pictured at the computer. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

NORTH CANAAN — Mathlete: a combination of the words math and athlete to describe a person who participates in math competitions.

At North Canaan Elementary School (NCES), the mathletes are on a par with the sports stars. It’s cool to be smart, and the top athletes are likely to make academic honor roll, too.

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