A 10-year-old math genius is not only in college, but she’s already at the top of her class.
According to KSL, Esther Okade looks and acts like your average kid, but despite being a huge fan of Disney’s Frozen, Esther is into something a lot of kids don’t care for: math. Esther doesn’t just like to do her math homework, you see, she’s actually a math genius. She recently took an exam, scoring 100 percent, and making her average the highest in her class at Open University in the UK.
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“It’s so interesting. It has the type of maths I love. It’s real maths — theories, complex numbers, all that type of stuff. It was super easy. My mum taught me in a nice way,” Esther said.
The 10-year-old math genius wants to finish college, and get her Ph.D., all before she becomes legal.
According to CNN, this little girl has big plans for herself, and is even thinking of opening her own bank as soon as she gets her degree. It’s something that she has wanted to do for years, but her mom encouraged her to take it slow.
“I want to [finish] in two years. Then I’m going to do my PhD in financial maths when I’m 13. I want to have my own bank by the time I’m 15 because I like numbers and I like people and banking is a great way to help people,” Esther explained. “I actually wanted to start when I was seven. But my mum was like, ‘you’re too young, calm down.'”
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Esther was given the tools she needed to learn at a very young age. Her mother, Efe, started teaching her some skills before she was old enough to go to school, but Esther caught on super fast.
“Efe started by teaching basic number skills but Esther was miles ahead. By four, her natural aptitude for maths had seen the eager student move on to algebra and quadratic equations.”
And evidently, Esther’s brother is following in her footsteps. Isaiah, 6, will be taking an A-level exam this summer.
In April 2012, a 4-year-old named Heidi Hankins was inducted into Mensa. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Winchester, England, native had an IQ of 159 at the time. She learned how to play chess at just 18-months-old.
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