Educational Studies in Mathematics

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 213-238

First online:

Terence Tao

  • M. A. (Ken) ClementsAffiliated with

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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.