School Year Blog: Watch this eighth-grader do ridiculously fast math

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School Year Blog: Watch this eighth-grader do math ridiculously fast

Thinathi, an eighth-grader at COSAT, often rushes to the computer lab when school lets out.

Anders Kelto

This story is part of a year-long series, School Year: Learning, Poverty and Success in a South African Township.

Earlier this year, I wandered into the computer lab at the Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT), the public high school in Cape Town that I've been following this year. An eighth-grader named Thinathi caught my eye.

Here’s why: