Gum Chewing = Math Smarts: Study

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2009 2:46 PM CDT
A variety of Wrigley gum.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Researchers have discovered that gum-chewing students perform better at math, the Los Angeles Times reports. A study, sponsored by the Wrigley Science Institute, showed that young scholars who chomped on gum while attending math class, doing homework, and taking tests score 3% higher on tests after 14 weeks. Teachers found the chewers more attentive and quieter.