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
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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."
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