Table 393. Classroom, home, and mathematics activities of 9-year-olds in educational systems participating in the International Assessment of Educational Progress: 1991

 ``` ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | | | Percent of | Percent of |Percent of |Percent of | Average |Percent of| students | students | students | students | percent | students |with 2 hours|who do math | who work |who watch Country |correct on | who read | or more |exercises by| with math |TV 5 hours |mathematics| for fun | homework |themselves | tools | or more | test |every day | daily | often | often1/ | daily ------------------------|-----------|----------|------------|------------|-----------|---------- 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 ------------------------|-----------|----------|------------|------------|-----------|---------- Populations | | | | | | (comprehensive) | | | | | | | | | | | | Korea...................| 75 (0.6)| 25 (1.2)| 22 (1.1) | 23 (1.0) | 11 (1.0) | 9 (0.7) Hungary.................| 68 (0.6)| 50 (1.6)| 25 (1.4) | 69 (1.0) | 20 (1.0) | 16 (1.2) Taiwan..................| 68 (0.8)| 29 (1.3)| 31 (1.2) | 47 (1.3) | 30 (1.1) | 8 (0.8) (Former) Soviet Union2/.| 66 (1.3)| 63 (1.3)| 31 (1.3) | 62 (1.2) | 21 (1.0) | 18 (0.7) Israel3/................| 64 (0.7)| 57 (1.4)| 35 (1.5) | 42 (1.5) | 21 (1.2) | 24 (1.1) Spain4/.................| 62 (1.0)| 55 (1.4)| 29 (1.8) | 60 (1.7) | 23 (1.7) | 17 (1.4) Ireland ................| 60 (0.8)| 45 (1.4)| 18 (1.5) | 51 (1.6) | 14 (1.1) | 23 (1.5) Canada\5\ ..............| 60 (0.5)| 48 (0.8)| 13 (0.6) | 48 (1.0) | 13 (0.6) | 22 (0.8) United States...........| 58 (1.0)| 45 (1.5)| 20 (1.2) | 44 (1.5) | 19 (1.3) | 26 (1.6) Slovenia................| 56 (0.6)| 63 (1.5)| 15 (1.1) | 61 (1.4) | 20 (1.3) | 8 (0.6) | | | | | | Populations | | | | | | (with exclusions or | | | | | | low participation) | | | | | | | | | | | | Italy\6\ ...............| 68 (0.9)| 51 (1.9)| 17 (1.5) | 42 (2.1) | 18 (1.3) | 9 (0.8) Scotland................| 66 (0.9)| 43 (1.6)| 4 (0.6) | 48 (1.5) | 13 (1.5) | 23 (1.5) England.................| 59 (1.9)| 51 (2.6)| 9 (1.2) | 47 (2.8) | 18 (1.5) | 23 (2.0) Portugal................| 55 (0.9)| 60 (2.2)| 20 (1.7) | 32 (2.1) | 17 (1.7) | 20 (1.5) ------------------------|-----------|----------|------------|------------|-----------|----------```

1 Tools are counting blocks, geometric shapes, and geometric solids.

2 Schools in 14 republics, where instruction is in Russian.

3 Schools where instruction is in Hebrew.

4 Schools where instruction is in Spanish, in all regions except Cataluna.

5 Four provinces.

6 Emilia-Romagna province only.

NOTE.--Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, International Assessment of Educational Progress, "Learning Mathematics," by Educational Testing Service. (This table was prepared February 1992.)