My name is Marc and I’ve had a passion for math since I was in pre-school. One day in the summer before I was entering second grade, my teacher saw that I was advanced in math and recommended me for Johns Hopkins advanced math. And so my Dad took me to the office building so I could take a test to qualify for its advanced math program. I went to this big room where many adults were taking tests. I was a little nervous at first, but I concentrated and tried my best. I passed the test and I’ve been doing advanced math ever since.
The year afterwards, when I was in 3rd grade, I got tired of sitting in front of the computer to do my math. The school moved me so I could take math with fifth graders. I was nervous but everyone was nice to me. At the end of the year my teacher then recommended me for sixth grade honors math which I am now doing while in 4th grade.
I still love math, but sometimes I get extra homework and miss out on recess and other school activities. Sometimes other kids and even adults call me a nerd. At first I didn’t like it and thought it was hurtful. But now I realize being smart is a good thing. When I grow up I want to be a computer scientist and that involves a lot of math. I know that if I continue to work hard I’ll be able to achieve my dreams. Some kids think that what makes me, me is that I am good at math. However, I think what makes me, me is that I work hard and follow my dreams no matter what others think.