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A calculating mind

It’s really amazing what this kid can do. He also happens to be homeschooled and has Asperger’s syndrome.

If cars represented mathematical ability, Bobby Jacobs would whiz by too fast to determine his make and model.

The 11-year-old weaves in and out of labyrinthine logic problems with the dexterity of a speedway champion. He rattles off prime numbers as if singing the lyrics to his favorite song on a Sunday drive.

It’s nothing for this lanky boy, who wears his favorite prime numbers — 2477 and 5113 are two of them — on his chest and never uses scratch paper, to crunch behemoth 18-digit numbers at a glance. Read more…

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