View Full Version : Report: Happy students do worse in math

10-18-2006, 10:37 PM
Here's one for the school books. Countries whose kids are the least happy, least confident math students also do better on math tests.

A study by the Brookings Institution suggests countries that report higher levels of enjoyment and confidence among their math students don't score as well.

So how about the US? Those results hover somewhere around the middle of the pack, both in terms of enjoyment and in actual test scores.

As a result, study author Tom Loveless says educators and parents might want to focus on what kids are learning - and "just be a little less obsessed with the fact that they have to enjoy every minute of it."


10-18-2006, 10:40 PM
Wooow Prettty sad

10-18-2006, 11:29 PM
well if that's true i'm going to get an A in my math midterm tomorrow

10-18-2006, 11:53 PM
That explains my good A's in Algebra and Geometry.

Can't say the same for Trig and Calculus. :fire: