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Have you ever played Marbles as a child?

I started playing at age 11, and now have become an avid collector. I just want to see how many smart people out there have stimulated their childhood dexterity with marbles.

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  • Feb 5 2013: yep, I was right around 13-14 when I won the National Championship. I wish all young people could experience the feeling of achieving a huge accomplishment at that age. It changed me forever.
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      Feb 5 2013: It really changes you for ever. It sets the course for your life!! In a most wonderful way.

      .....After reading Atul Jadhav's ideas, I hope you carry it farther than it has ever been carried :-)
      I bet there is something grand that you could do with your passion and expertise!! In fact, I am marking you Doug Watson, to come back and give a TED talk some day with a video of your class, showing how math, probability, physics and negotiation skills can be taught and learned using marble games!! And sharing with us your wish that " all young people could experience the feeling of achieving a huge accomplishment at that age", which will have come true.

      Like this: http://www.ted.com/talks/john_hunter_on_the_world_peace_game.html

      I sure hope I've multiplied your inspiration dear Doug:-) and I'll tell you this; there is a joy so profound that you will feel when you see your students '"fly" throughout their lives because of your teaching, that is unequalled in this life:-)

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