16-year-old invents new math theory — and doesn’t even earn an ‘A’

It’s common for some high school kids to need the help of a math tutor. For others, numbers come naturally. And then there’s Tamar Barabi. The Israeli teenager just invented a new geometric theorem. Like most discoveries, the eureka moment happened by accident. Tamar turned in her math homework and the teacher said the theory she used to solve the problem didn’t actually exist. “He said if I could prove it, it could be my theory. So that’s what happened,” Barabi told From The Grapevine. With help from her dad, who is also a math teacher, they sent the theorem to experts around the world. http://www.fromthegrapevine.com/innovation/16-year-old-wows-mit-new-math-theory

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