This reminds me of when I was in 7th grade and didn't care about school whatsoever. I had a D- in History, because of all my missing work. Then, the year after that, in 8th grade, I already knew almost everything taught in history, because I remembered it all. Then again, elementary school didn't matter whatsoever gradewise....but yes, it's not the point that he got an A- that bothers him, but that he could have gotten an A+ very easily. Just like when you make that one stupid mistake on a test and get a 97% instead of a 100%, you would have been happier if the mistake was not so stupid.mathwonk said:e.g. I myself got a D- in calculus, but i know something about the subject. it's what you know, not what grade you got that matters.