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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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KEYWORDS: california; commoncore; education; math; school
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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To: kingattax

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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To: kingattax

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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To: Smokin' Joe

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.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 10:58:21 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: kingattax

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.


22 posted on 03/30/2014 10:58:36 PM PDT by TEARUNNER14 (AS A FORMER FETUS, I RESENT ABORTIONS!)
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To: kingattax

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!


23 posted on 03/30/2014 11:01:10 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Bob
I'm with you, Bob. It seems more time is being devoted to piddling around than getting the job done. Perfect training for a lot of do-nothing jobs, but where I work a ticket to unemployment. Imagine this same sort of mental wanking in a combat situation... or road construction project...or any number of other jobs where results count.

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...

24 posted on 03/30/2014 11:30:23 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: P-Marlowe

“Mike is visually impaired and saw 0 cars”.


25 posted on 03/30/2014 11:32:42 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: kingattax

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.


26 posted on 03/31/2014 12:17:23 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Exactly, they are going to graduate non-functional people from these schools


27 posted on 03/31/2014 12:24:43 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kingattax
1. What is a number sentence?

2. Can you add words together to come up with a sum?

28 posted on 03/31/2014 1:44:13 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Lockbox
Can you add words together to come up with a sum?

brainless + parasite = democRAT voter

29 posted on 03/31/2014 1:49:23 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

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.


30 posted on 03/31/2014 2:57:01 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Smokin' Joe

He/she got the number sentence (17 + 25 = 42 - with the square around the 42).


31 posted on 03/31/2014 3:02:36 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Fishing-guy
I understand the goal of common core

Huh, really? I thought that the goal of CC was to generate the maximum number of communists with the minimum amount of effort.
32 posted on 03/31/2014 3:14:46 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: kingattax

“I do what the voices in my head tell me to.”


33 posted on 03/31/2014 3:46:01 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Fishing-guy

EXACTLY!!!! What the HELL does that sentence mean???? It’s ABSURD!!


34 posted on 03/31/2014 4:06:09 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kingattax

“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 “


35 posted on 03/31/2014 4:15:33 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: kingattax

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!


36 posted on 03/31/2014 4:21:05 AM PDT by Repent and Believe (Promote good. Tolerate the harmless. Let evil be crushed.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

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”?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnICFjDn97o


37 posted on 03/31/2014 4:37:12 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: kvanbrunt2

This allows the dummies to feel good about themselves


38 posted on 03/31/2014 4:50:56 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: kingattax

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.


39 posted on 03/31/2014 5:03:41 AM PDT by FXRP
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To: agrarianlady

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.


40 posted on 03/31/2014 6:14:04 AM PDT by goldi
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To: NTHockey
No one gets an 'A', Citizen.

Grades are either demeaning or exalt one above the collective.

Such sedition cannot be tolerated.

Everyone gets a medal for participation.

41 posted on 03/31/2014 9:29:57 AM 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: ican'tbelieveit
But the square was not gray, which is 1/2 credit at best...

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.

YMMV.

42 posted on 03/31/2014 9:55:04 AM 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: Smokin' Joe

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?


43 posted on 03/31/2014 12:34:13 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Talisker; P-Marlowe
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

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.
Nonsense. The correct answer is, “At least 42 cars."

44 posted on 03/31/2014 6:52:29 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism¬Ē is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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