10-Year-Old Math Prodigy Studying To Complete University Degree

Sup Travellers?! Most people find themselves never having to solve for x and y in the real world. Unless you're a rocket scientists or University lecturer most maths problems are as useless as a one cent coin. 

But, people who are good at maths tend to be smarter than everyone else because their brain is constantly being challenged and exercised. This is why I'm seeing a very bright future for 10-year-old Esther Okade of Walsall, England. She is being regarded by most as a math prodigy. 

Esther, who is studying to complete a university undergraduate degree, is one of the UK’s youngest university students according to the Telegraph UK. And for the 10-year-old, that’s an easy feat. She only enrolled three weeks ago but is already at the top of her class, scoring a 100 percent on a recent test.

Her mother, Efe, said applying to the university was “an interesting process because of her age.”

She said: “We even had to talk to the Vice Chancellor. After they interviewed her they realized that this has been her idea from the beginning. From the age of seven Esther has wanted to go to university. But I was afraid it was too soon. “She would say, ‘Mum, when am I starting?’, and go on and on and on. Finally, after three years she told me, ‘Mum I think it is about time I started university now.”

Esther applied in August, and after a phone interview, an essay and a maths exam, she finally got the news in December that she had been accepted onto the course.

“She was flying,” said Efe. “She was so happy.”

But here's the thing: Esther's younger brother Isaiah is following in his sister's footsteps because he is also exhibiting some impressive math skills, already solving calculus and advanced algebra problems.

What a smart family. I don't know if it's a gene thing or an environmental thing but whatever the parents are doing it's definitely working. Hats off to them all. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.