Skip to comments.Obama math: under new Common Core, 3 x 4 = 11 [VIDEO] [public schools]
Posted on 08/18/2013 9:28:41 AM PDT by grundle
Quick: whats 3 x 4?
If you said 11 or, hell, if you said 7, pi, or infinity squared thats just fine under the Common Core, the new national curriculum that the Obama administration will impose on American public school students this fall.
In a pretty amazing YouTube video, Amanda August, a curriculum coordinator in a suburb of Chicago called Grayslake, explains that getting the right answer in math just doesnt matter as long as kids can explain the necessarily faulty reasoning they used to get to that wrong answer.
Even if they said, 3 x 4 was 11, if they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer really in, umm, words and oral explanation, and they showed it in the picture but they just got the final number wrong, were really more focused on the how, August says in the video.
When someone in the audience (presumably a parent, but its not certain) asks if teachers will be, you know, correcting students who dont know rudimentary arithmetic instantly, August makes another meandering, longwinded statement.
We want our students to compute correctly but the emphasis is really moving more towards the explanation, and the how, and the why, and can I really talk through the procedures that I went through to get this answer, August details. And not just knowing that its 12, but why is it 12? How do I know that?
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Failure is no longer an option. It is now mandatory.
Homeschooling. Just saying. Your kids might have to work for my kids later.
Building a nation of lawyers, attorneys, climate change alarmists, and gay rights advocates. You don't need to know the correct answers, just how to defend your incorrect ones....
Here's your sign! "-"
Woops! The patient died...........
OMG Stupidity following Stupidity. We are sooo screwed as a nation.
True these kids will become slaves, but I for sure do not want to travel on a bridge, car or use anything these kids will build in the future.
Obama’s race to the bottom leaps “Forward.”
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The march to Idiocracy continues.
Back when we had gray haired white ladies as teachers, they taught us “check your work”. If you think that 3 x 4 = 11, then divide 11 by 4. Did you get 3?
Sending your kid to a public school is child abuse.
This goes all the time in college as well. If you get the answer wrong, you get “partial” credit as if they are rewarding half-wrong. If it is wrong, it is wrong. No matter of “good intention” is going to make it right.
Everybody knows 13 x 7 = 28.
... plus I have to comment 3X4=11 in base eleven. Recall the doctrine is that numerals name the numbers, and the base specification using digits is always base ten, so it would be correct to read "3X4=11 in base 11" as "three times four equals twelve in base eleven", 'course then, three times four is always twelve anyway! Like, DUH!
Maybe I’m getting this wrong but I don’t see the beef here.
If a kid gets an answer wrong, he should be made to explain how he derived the answer, then corrected and shown why his conclusion is wrong.
Isn’t it a good thing to be able to explain why you’re correct rather than just knowing the answer by rote i.e. learning multiplication tables?
To me it is akin to spot reading vs phonetics.
I guess I was wasting my time 55yrs ago, memorizing the times tables.
Don’t worry. They won’t be making anything. Just buying thing s made in Asia.
Who cares what the “how” in the way kids come up with eleven as an answer to 3X4 =?
Like following a map for a route to Virginia from Texas and winding up in Mexico.
I used to work with an idiot lib reporter that argued to a bunch of us that 1+1 did not have to = 2. Yes he was serious.
I am not shocked.
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