The day a kid passed math

Today’s viral video on the Intertubes is tonic for people who long for more parent involvement in the education of children.

“One year before this video I was at a grade F in maths and in England you need a C (pass) to basically do anything with your life,” the young man wrote. “I’ve never been amazing academically and have struggled through out school , neither me or my dad or my teachers thought I was going to get my C , I know some of you might be saying , well an c is nothing but for me it was hard to get.”

He knew his dad would be pleased, so he set up the camera to record the moment.

In other math news, a new study suggests mathematicians are born.

  • BJ

    Well I’m happy when my kids do well. But set for life? OK good Job to the Dad being so excited!!!!!

  • Jay T. Berken

    My wife is a ELL teacher at a charter school in St. Paul with the school being 95% of the families speaking a different language at home. Most of her students come from refuge camps which they have little or no formal schooling and come to the U.S. at all ages, but most are of school age. They are needless to say behind the curve on being to reading level per their grade level. The biggest moments in these kids academic live to this point is not when they are number one in the class or being excepted to a college they applied for, but it is when they pass their state graduation tests and can graduate from high school.
    Growing up in the U.S. to middle class parents speaking English all my life, it is easy to take for granted that I would graduate from high school. The journey that these students go through to graduate from high school is truly remarkable and are truly my heroes.
    Congrats to this kid and his father whom really bucked the road blocks set up in front of them to achieve. It is not always the top of the class that we look to follow and admire, but those and their support whom overcome adverse situations past their abilities we should look up to.