Based on the original British series, this is the hunt to find America’s brightest child. We begin with 12 very smart little cookies aged between nine and 12 – and it’s the maths round.
Standing in front of their peers and parents they do sums like 31+27+606 and 13×15. Some handle the pressure well, but most struggle, some so much that it’s hard to watch – especially when pushy parents just keep piling on the pressure, regardless of how distraught their child is.
Celebrating education and knowledge is a great thing, but the stress loaded onto these bright young things may make this uncomfortable viewing for some.