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Mani Chadaga, a third-grader at Capitol Hill Magnet School, leaves his geometry class with older students and goes to his third grade class in St. Paul, Minn. AP Photo/Pioneer Press, Jean Pieri

St. Paul boy, 8, takes on advanced math

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- In his first algebra class last year, Mani Chadaga slumped low in his front-row seat and pretended to read his new textbook intently.


Mani could make himself only so inconspicuous: He was, after all, a second-grader in a junior high class at St. Paul's Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet School.

So he stopped trying.

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