Skip to comments.2+2What? Parents rail against Common Core math
Posted on 05/15/2014 4:29:29 AM PDT by Olog-hai
An Iowa woman jokingly calls it Satans handiwork. A California mom says shes broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it makes my blood boil.
What could be so horrible? Grade-school math.
As schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing has become as complicated as calculus.
Theyre stumped by unfamiliar terms like rectangular array and area model. They wrestle with division that requires the use of squares, slashes and dots. They rage over impenetrable word problems.
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Making Rush’s “skulls full of mush” a reality in order to manipulate the masses, IMO.
All I know is that when some educator or ‘scientist’ comes along and says we HAVE to be able to do something multiple different ways, I wonder why, for what purpose. I've always believed in the Occam’s Razor principle, and would also apply that to methodology.
Why are they always screwing with Math? Even when I was in school a hundred years ago. We had “new” math. I mean it’s a rhetorical question. They want our kids to be as dumb as possible so the left can take over this once great country.
They seek those with “different thought processes” so they can eliminate the rest?
Your guess is as good as mine. They could be searching for an Einstein, or an Eichmann - who knows? All I know is that I don’t trust them one damn bit.
Kids need to learn this type of math so that as adults they can conceptualize such things as $17 trillion of debt being a good thing.
Children will come up with their own methods for managing mathematics, the methods that work for them. It seems that Common Core attempts to teach them methods directly, instead of teaching them to simply add and subtract and letting them come up with their own methods. That can't work, since the methods a child settles on are not likely to be the same as those taught in Common Core--and Common Core is bypassing the essential skill anyway, which is to perform the number operations in whatever way that works. 5x7=35, no matter how my brain ends up processing it.
Einstein learned math the traditional way, actually; despite the nasty rumor that he “failed math” as a kid, he actually taught himself differential and integral calculus before age 15.
I don’t think they really care whether a child can get the answer on their own or not. It is not conformance. Left to their own devices upon encountering a child with synesthesia, they would fail her/him because the child failed to get to the answer ‘their’ way(s).
The education echelon postulates they can teach children math theory by this method instead of wrote learning and practice, (which they perceive as boring and loses some kids to distraction). This postulate is nothing but VooDoo passed down from upper level academia to prove some elitist doctoral thesis.
Learning to play the piano is done through repetition and practice of fundamentals (scales and such) not theory alone, it’s the same with mathematics.
And, Eichmann likely progressed through school normally, even through medical school probably. But there was something very basically different between the two. All I’m saying is that by forcing more degrees of freedom into the process, can they - will they - try to isolate the behavior they are looking for?
Sometimes, rote learning, memorization and practice are the only way to retain basic knowledge such as the ‘times tables’
If you’re sending your kids to a government school, you’re part of the problem. You either care enough about your kids to put them in a privately run and funded school where they won’t be exposed to this and all of the other dangers or you don’t. Quit bitching and take responsibility for your kid’s education.
Parents need to attack Common Core as child abuse and demand that politicians, school administrators, and teachers who try to implement Common Core on children are put on nationwide lists of child abusers.
No, because they don’t understand human nature. All they care about is control, anyway.
And after 12 years of this junk, they still won’t be able to make change for your McMeal.
Time to bring back the abacus.
My 6th grade math teacher was asked to try a new math book with us. This was in the early '60s. He complied for a week or two then basically said "enough of that" and went back to teaching in the traditional way. What a relief.