On The Road to Genius, Can Failure Be Any Help?

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All week, The Takeaway has been discussing genius with David Shenk, author of a new book called "The Genius In All of Us." Today, the conversation takes a turn. Math educator, John Mighton, joins the program to answer this question: On the road to genius, can failure be any help? Even Einstein famously struggled in academics before becoming one of the world's most revered geniuses. 

Mighton tells us about an innovative program that turns kids who are struggling with multiplication tables into kids who can win math competitions — and about the implications for learners of all ages.