Skip to comments.This second graderís revenge against Common Core math will make your day
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 sons 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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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!
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?
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.
Typically, it is all about procedure, not results.
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?
It makes my day that kids have to defend themselves against the federal government?
That’s supposed to make my day?
“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.
Sentences belong in English class; equations belong in math class.
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!
I talked to my brain, and it told me it hurts.
Critical thinking doesn’t belong in the grammar stage. It’s a dialectic skill.
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.
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
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!
You must be a linear white male Christian, penile-centric....(crap I can't remember any more lib insults!)
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.
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.
The creator of that question couldn’t spell equation.
[How many cars did he see?]
It depends on the definition of the word see as demonstrated by none other than Slick Willie.
Joe’s got it. The student isn’t even supposed to actually solve for the answer (the total number of cars). Instead, the student is supposed to describe, in words, the equation that would need to be solved to come up with the answer i.e. “In this problem, in order to come up with the total number of cars, ‘Mike’ would add together the number of blue cars and the number of green cars that he saw”. This is utter tripe, and is why, if “Common Core” survives long enough, my daughter will go to a private school.
This new math is probably suggestive of George Sorros who wants to destroy America. The kid has talent on loan from God and that is a good thing.
The boy will probably be referred to the school psychologist and his parent’s guns taken away because he hears voices in his head that give him math answers!
The precursor to all this was 'estimating' answers, and our kids had trouble with that, "Why not just work the problem and get THE answer?" was the most often asked question.
Out of the mouths of babes...
“Mike is visually impaired and saw 0 cars”.
Typical Common Core illogical question. The fact that Mike saw 17 blue and 25 green cars give no information on the total number of cars he saw - just those of those colors.
Common Core is an attempt to outright kill education altogether. It seeks to actually break a child’s ability to think straight. It’s one of the most evil creations in the history of the human race, and every single person behind it should be jailed without parole for life, for crimes against humanity It is an absolute outrage, and a mind rape of every student it touches.
Exactly, they are going to graduate non-functional people from these schools
2. Can you add words together to come up with a sum?
brainless + parasite = democRAT voter
Does the Toy Store provide their employees with a health plan that provides contraceptives and abortion services? What type cars were included? Were there global warming causing SUVs? Were there any government subsidized electric cars? There is just not enough information to solve the problem.
He/she got the number sentence (17 + 25 = 42 - with the square around the 42).
“I do what the voices in my head tell me to.”
EXACTLY!!!! What the HELL does that sentence mean???? It’s ABSURD!!
“on my computer calculator I punched the 1 and 7 keys and then the + key and then the 2 and 5 keys what came up was 17+25=42 “
This problem by, its last requirement, puts the attention on the composer of the problem, and not the problem. What a bunch of narcissistic self absorbed nincompoops.
Just like Hollywood making movie after movie with attention given to moviemakers themselves and older artists with themes about growing old instead of writing about things the readers want to read.
The poor students are left scratching their heads wondering why the teacher wants an evaluation of their problem presentation.
I’ll givum an evaluation!
So, if he had written that “17 is the answer because I saw Lou Costello add that way 7 x 13 = 28. he would get an A for “creative thinking”?
This allows the dummies to feel good about themselves
I’m guessing a number sentence is an equation and what the problem is really asking the student to do is write 17+25=__
Formulating math equations from word problems is an essential skill, but in my opinion, a bit abstract for second graders.
The only public school officials who know about that are the ones who administer schools with a classical curriculum.
Common Core isn’t age appropriate. No wonder it drives the kids crazy.
Grades are either demeaning or exalt one above the collective.
Such sedition cannot be tolerated.
Everyone gets a medal for participation.
Why a box? Why not just teach the students to write neatly and put the answer after the equals sign?
(I know why--it is to make the teacher's job easier grading papers, so they only have to look for the box.)
"Number sentences" used to be known (and still are) as "equations". It seems simpler to me to just call an equation an equation, but then, I have noticed subtle changes in the accepted terminology and methodology which not only make the next edition of the text different from the previous one, but make the parents look dumb.
Making the parents look dumb seems to be the goal, so that later on in life when they tell their children about things like the Bill of Rights, try to set them straight on the History of those mean old whitemen who owned slaves (guys like Washington and Jefferson and Madison) the kids will already have it planted that their parents don't know anything and the teacher has it right.
Arithmetic isn't hard unless you make it more confusing than it needs to be. I should be able to pull out the primary level arithmetic books I have from the 1930s and earlier, and get the same answer to the same problem, but when the focus is on the methodology rather than the correct answer, and the methodology changes, the result is to make it appear that older folks don't know what they are doing.
Whether that truly has a seditious component or it is to make the latest text appear more relevant to sell books (or a combination), the result is unnecessary confusion.
Number sentences made a few on here look iffy, thinking it was something besides an equation.
And, my son showed me another picture of math where not only did they have to work out the subtraction problems, but also do this table where they made dots in the hundreds, tens, and ones places and cross them out then add back what was left to get the answer.
Really? that is easier than knowing that 52-27 requires borrowing from 5 to make the 2 a “12” and 12-7 is 5? Really?
Typical Common Core illogical question. The fact that Mike saw 17 blue and 25 green cars give no information on the total number of cars he saw - just those of those colors.Obviously it would depend on how many yellow cars and red cars saw?
3 posted on March 31, 2014 at 12:14:09 AM EDT by P-Marlowe
Nonsense. The correct answer is, At least 42 cars."