Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Joe Smart

It's time for a quick math quiz, so easy an eight year old can do it without pencil and paper. Well, if the eight year old goes on to win the Fields Medal and MacArthur Fellowship, anyway.

On July 16, 1983, a day before Terence Tao's eighth birthday, Ken Clements, an expert on the education of mathematically gifted children, visited the boy's home to evaluate his abilities. As part of the evaluation, he gave Terry the following set of written questions. Terry answered orally, without writing anything down. All of his answers were correct.

h/t InstaPundit


At 7:36 PM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

I got two right; therefore, I am tired.

However, I do have a creative brain.

At 9:50 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

ah math is not exactly my strong suit..argg!


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