Publication Date



Technical Report: UTEP-CS-24-21

To appear in Proceedings of the NAFIPS International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Soft Computing, and Explainable AI NAFIPS'2024, South Padre Island, Texas, May 27-29, 2024


In every class, we have students who are more advanced and students who are more behind. From this viewpoint, it seems reasonable to place more advanced students in a separate class. This should help advanced students progress faster, and it should help other students as well, since the teachers in the remaining class can better attend to their needs. However, empirically, this does not work: when we form a separate class, the overall amount of gained knowledge decreases. In this paper, we provide a possible explanation for this seemingly counterintuitive phenomenon.