Eleven-year-old Jaxon Cota admits he’s happiest on the baseball field, but not for the reasons we might think. Jaxon says he loves baseball because of the amount of thinking that goes on, including the statistics involved. Having a real logical-mathematical intelligence, he sees numbers everywhere. He not only engages with them in the active game of playing baseball, he says they have a natural rhythm that shows up in the supermarket, in construction, even in the links of a fence. Watch:
Jaxon’s mother noticed his fascination and engagement with numbers, shapes and form before he was two. She observed her son’s intense concentration as he sorted shapes by their attributes, another logical-mathematical creative skill.