It all adds up: St. Paul math prodigy balances classroom stimulation, time with peers

Before he'd turned four, Mani Chadaga was inventing mythological personalities for numbers. Now that he's eight, he's using them in advanced algebra and geometry. For his parents and teachers, the challenge is to let him be an eight-year-old while also challenging him intellectually.
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Before he'd turned four, Mani Chadaga was inventing mythological personalities for numbers. Now that he's eight, he's using them in advanced algebra and geometry. For his parents and teachers, the challenge is to let him be an eight-year-old while also challenging him intellectually.

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