Meet the 3-year-old US maths whiz who beats adult opponents at chess

Meet the 3-year-old US maths whiz who beats adult opponents at chess

A three-year-old maths genius toddler who plays with complex equations has been caught on camera doing algebra, fractions and reciting multiple digits of pi.

Aiden Blasian from Washington DC can easily add together numbers of more than 10 digits, and regularly plays around with algebraic equations.

The adorable boy spends hours at his chalkboard every day, learning increasingly-harder maths operations with the help of his mother, Cynthia Adinig, 34.

Cynthia says Aiden's interest in maths and science started in a spontaneous way shortly after he learned to write at the tender age of two.

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The graphic designer said: ‘‘In my family we like math and sometimes we do math problems together. One day my dad sent me a problem, Aiden saw the notes and started solving it.

"We started giving him problem after problem and he was answering everything correctly. We expect him to be at a fourth grade level by the time he starts school.''

Traditionally, children start school at the age of five; however, by that point, Cynthia believes her child will be on the same level as a ten- or eleven-year-old.

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Video clips shared by Cynthia on Aiden's Instagram page show the impressive toddler standing in front of a small blackboard writing out the answers to different equations, as his mom coaches him through each problem.

But while his mother certainly lends an encouraging hand, it's clear that the bulk of the work is being done by young Aiden himself, who is able to do huge multiplication sums in his head within mere seconds.

In another clip, Aiden is seen perched on the ground while reciting the first 15 digits of pi from memory.

And it's not just maths that captivates the child genius - he is also fascinated with science.

The youngster uses flash cards to memorise different elements from the periodic table, flipping through each one and reciting the full name of each element upon seeing its corresponding symbol.

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Other videos show him doing different science experiments at home with his mother, including filling a balloon by mixing vinegar and baking soda to create 'an acid base reaction', as he tells the camera.

Aiden also loves to play chess against his mother, and the two regularly enjoy games against one another, with the toddler showing off an impressive grasp of the game, both in terms of the basic rules and the tactics that are put into play by far more experienced players.

But Cynthia says her son's main passion currently is maths.

According to his mom, Aiden - who is mixed Filipino and African American - never misses a day of practising his numbers, and he likes to stand up at his blackboard and start working on them first thing in the morning and before going to bed.

She said: ''At the moment Aiden is learning more algebra and to add increasingly-bigger numbers. He also decided he would learn the periodic table, so I had to learn it too.

"Whenever he gets into a new subject, he immediately gets really hooked.''

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