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Link to the column on The Atlantic website

This is the Atlantic’s layout for my Quartz column with Noah Smith: “There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t.” This is only the second time I have cracked the Atlantic. (Both Quartz and the Atlantic website are owned by the Atlantic Company, so they freely syndicate to one another, but they are editorially separate.)

Noah and I have been overwhelmed with a flood of positive reactions to this column, which I have not had a chance to process because of my trip to the Federal Reserve Board this week. I am retweeting many of the wonderful responses I have seen on Twitter. One notable tweet is this one by the World Economic Forum (@davos), which is followed by a total of 1,962,107 humans and bots. 

Some of the responses that are the most moving are readers whose faith in their own ability to learn math has gone up.