The positive correlation between height and intelligence has been documented many times. It is attributed generally to deficits in early life nutrition. According to some this explains much of the height/earnings premium. So is there any evidence on this correlation for Ireland? Using the Growing Up in Ireland data I graph the students mathematics score against their height (adjusting for sex, SES and birthweight) along with a 95% confidence interval.
So yes there is a slight upward gradient but it flattens out above about 1.25 metres, possibly even dipping at the very top of the range, the raw correlation is .114. But on the whole it looks fairly flat and shorter people who want to be mathematicians should not be discouraged.