Educational Studies in Mathematics

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 213–238

Terence Tao

  • M. A. (Ken) Clements

DOI: 10.1007/BF00312075

Cite this article as:
Clements, M.A.(. Educ Stud Math (1984) 15: 213. doi:10.1007/BF00312075


The article is a biographical account of Terence Tao's mathematical development. Born in 1975 he has exhibited a formidable mathematical precociousness which the author describes in some detail. The paper also presents the social and family context surrounding this precociousness and discusses the educational implications of this data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. (Ken) Clements
    • 1
  1. 1.New DelhiIndia