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- 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.