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This second graderís revenge against Common Core math will make your day
Yahoo/Daily Caller ^ | Mar 30, 2014

Posted on 03/30/2014 8:59:25 PM PDT by kingattax

The litany of frighteningly stupid Common Core math worksheets never ends. Perhaps now, though, kids are starting to fight back in satisfyingly creative ways.

An alert reader sent The Daily Caller this image of her seven-year-old son’s perfectly reasonable homework answer. The boy attends a public elementary school in San Jose, Calif. He is in the second grade.

The math curriculum used by the school is GO Math! The publisher of GO Math! is produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The parent who sent the homework question to TheDC noted that the curriculum aligns with the Common Core math standards.

“If you look closely under the math question, you will be able to see the Common Core standards in a blue-colored print that aligns to that particular question,” she explained.

The constantly burgeoning inventory of sad and hideous Common Core math problems is very long.


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the part of the answer where the student said he used his brain was like reading a foreign language or something that was encrypted to the teacher.
1 posted on 03/30/2014 8:59:25 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

And that part about using his brain is actually a confession that he’s a conservative and is in fact equivalent to a threat to commit domestic terrorism! Using your brain, indeed! You didn’t solve that!


2 posted on 03/30/2014 9:10:15 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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He saw 17 blue cars and 25 green cars.

How many cars did he see?

Obviously it would depend on how many yellow cars and red cars saw?


3 posted on 03/30/2014 9:14:09 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: kingattax

The funniest part was that the student told them, in not so many words, that the shortest route to a solution was a straight line rather than the convolutions and evolutions that Common Core expects.


4 posted on 03/30/2014 9:14:28 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: kingattax
Actually, the problem did not call for a solution, it called for a number sentence with a gray square in the place of the missing number.

Typically, it is all about procedure, not results.

5 posted on 03/30/2014 9:19:34 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: kingattax

I understand the goal of common core is to encourage critical thinking. I don’t understand how this can encourage that?
“Explain how the number sentence shows the problem?” What does that mean?


6 posted on 03/30/2014 9:21:32 PM PDT by Fishing-guy
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To: kingattax

It makes my day that kids have to defend themselves against the federal government?

That’s supposed to make my day?


7 posted on 03/30/2014 9:21:44 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Fishing-guy

“I understand the goal of common core is to encourage critical thinking.”

Whatever gave you that idea?

The last thing they want kids to learn is critical thinking.

Common core is about indoctrination and dumbing down.


8 posted on 03/30/2014 9:24:37 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Sentences belong in English class; equations belong in math class.


9 posted on 03/30/2014 9:32:16 PM PDT by Bob
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To: kingattax

The kid should have taken the opportunity to screw with the teachers head by giving the answer of “17, because with the carbon offsets, it’s as if the GREEN cars don’t even exist”.

Let the silly lib say that’s not so!


10 posted on 03/30/2014 9:34:51 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: kingattax

I talked to my brain, and it told me it hurts.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 9:34:59 PM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Fishing-guy

Critical thinking doesn’t belong in the grammar stage. It’s a dialectic skill.


12 posted on 03/30/2014 9:35:00 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: Smokin' Joe

She probably got an F. And procedural means you follow directions, only. don’t resolve problems. very troubling stuff. kids are not taught how to think. This is an exception or home taught.


13 posted on 03/30/2014 9:42:18 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: Fishing-guy

I think it means that you have to write a sentence for how you intend to solve the problem. That way everyone can get and A


14 posted on 03/30/2014 9:44:20 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: P-Marlowe
"He saw 17 blue cars and 25 green cars."

In which car did the oppressed bacon, lettuce and tomato sex worker ride in the "gay" ( not so much) pride parade ride? Hint: It's not the White one!

15 posted on 03/30/2014 10:06:56 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Bob
Sentences belong in English class; equations belong in math class.

You must be a linear white male Christian, penile-centric....(crap I can't remember any more lib insults!)

16 posted on 03/30/2014 10:08:23 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: kingattax

So a “number sentence” is what they call an equation these days?

“Explain how the number sentence shows the problem.”

What’s to explain? It’s an equation. Suppose that *is* the problem.

I wonder if a sentence diagram [of the equation] would help to fry the common core circuits.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 10:23:00 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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If you look closely you will find a clear violation of diversity standards in this math problem. Actually there are two;first of all,the name Mike instead of the approved Miguel. And second,the assumption that only a boy could be associated with trucks. Clearly common core will have to step it up.


18 posted on 03/30/2014 10:28:46 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: Bob

The creator of that question couldn’t spell equation.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 10:41:19 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: kingattax

[How many cars did he see?]

It depends on the definition of the word see as demonstrated by none other than Slick Willie.


20 posted on 03/30/2014 10:43:47 PM PDT by Islander2
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