Did Einstein Actually Fail Math Class?


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Though he tended to annoy his headmasters, Albert Einstein was a gifted math student and did not fail math class. This popular misconception was dispelled by Einstein himself in 1935, though that didn't prevented this false rumor persisting

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Did Einstein Actually Fail Math Class?
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Einstein excelled well beyond his age in math subjects, having a firm grasp on calculus by the time he reached age 16. Math excited him as a young boy, and his parents even bought him textbooks so he could study ahead of his classes over summer break.

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