Becoming a 'Mathlete'

Top math all-stars across the country compete in mathematics competition and say everyone can excel at math.
1:53 | 05/09/14

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Lessons from the kids at the head of the class we've told you about the crisis in this country staying at the forefront of science and math. But Davis he's -- -- now takes us to meet some young Americans who couldn't do some pretty dazzling things. Chances or you've never met any kid like this if point five to the maximum. Franklin 66. Is that correct dancer called them in the athletes and they are the best of the best and at the Eagles aren't in. -- -- -- -- -- -- over twelve is the correct answer 56 teams from every state and territory competing tomorrow for the top prize at the Raytheon math counts national competition in Orlando what is the value. Franklin 5050. Is that correct answer. Bruins. Really -- elegantly -- so quickly but. It comes with a lot of practice tonight these -- apple stores are talking to us Michelle shin fourteen -- David -- fourteen Massachusetts. -- the -- in any thirteen Cologne. Behind the scenes hardcore last minute prepping Josh frost of Massachusetts coach last year's champion -- kind of -- a look at the support my team -- 789 hours a week. And these voters say there's hope for all Santa apparently heated -- and just. And related to it so with that I took on them athletes on the big stage. One piece of rope is four inches more than twice the length of a shorter piece at the length of the longer dated eleven. Eleven inches is the correct answer which -- -- -- perfect zero. They told she'll give up just takes -- -- -- -- well. A little -- developers so modest that. GOP -- ABC news Orlando floor. We're all gonna try to -- -- --

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