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Priceless: Student Sums Up Common Core Idiocy in a SINGLE Word
Top Right News ^ | 07-08-2014 | Gina Cassini

Posted on 07/13/2014 11:46:51 AM PDT by AuditTheFed

by Gina Cassini | Top Right News

One student got tired of being dumbed-down by Common Core's convoluted "standards" to do basic arithmetic.

"Standards" like how to add two numbers, which the student was told to do like THIS:

what

WHAT? It's enough to make you pull your hair out.

So when he was given his next basic arithmetic assignment, to find the difference between 180 and 158 (180-158), this 5th grade student just did it his own way -- the right way -- and dissed Common Core with single, awesome word:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: commiecore; common; commoncore; core; education; idiocracy; mathematics; waronmaths

1 posted on 07/13/2014 11:46:51 AM PDT by AuditTheFed
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To: AuditTheFed

That’s pretty good.


2 posted on 07/13/2014 11:49:03 AM PDT by real saxophonist (More Cowbell)
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To: AuditTheFed

Brilliant, that’s the loudest I’ve laughed in recent memory.


3 posted on 07/13/2014 11:50:48 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: AuditTheFed

how stupid


4 posted on 07/13/2014 11:52:50 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: AuditTheFed

Explain how you got your answer.
“Math”


5 posted on 07/13/2014 11:53:06 AM PDT by Lake Living
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To: AuditTheFed

This “could” be explained in algebraic notation, and it might not be all that bad a way to juggle numbers in one’s head. On paper, “common carrying” beats the pants off of “common core.”


6 posted on 07/13/2014 11:54:52 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: AuditTheFed
Who would be so stupid as to go through that manipulation to add those two numbers.

Here's a visual on the stupidity. Put a pile of 27 pennies and a pile of 16 pennies on a table. Now go through those manipulations. Absolutely no logic.

7 posted on 07/13/2014 11:55:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: AuditTheFed
A 5th grader has to be "taught" to do simple addition and subtraction? In my day we were past that level in 2nd Grade.



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8 posted on 07/13/2014 11:55:52 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in Battle!)
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To: AuditTheFed

Let’s see: 26 + 17 + ??

6 and 6 are 12. Plus one is 13.

2 and 1 are 3. Plus the carried one from the 13 make 4.

The answer is 43. Took about 5 seconds to do in my head, even without being able to add 6 and 7 directly.

I’m not sure how, exactly, that “common core” method is supposed to come up with an answer.


9 posted on 07/13/2014 11:59:44 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: AuditTheFed

Reminds me of the shortcuts I use to do math quicker. The catch is that I can make shortcuts because I understand the underlying basic math. If this is advanced material taught after the basics have been learned then I don’t have a problem with it. If it’s being taught instead of the basics then that’s a problem.


10 posted on 07/13/2014 12:03:10 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: exDemMom

26 and 10 is 36, and 7 is 43.


11 posted on 07/13/2014 12:03:29 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: AuditTheFed

Wooo-hooo! My husband, who is an aeronautical engineer (and a retired Naval aviator), LOVED this intelligent young man’s answer.

;-)


12 posted on 07/13/2014 12:06:43 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Yardstick

You are right.

I think they are trying to keep things at 10 and under, so kids can count on their fingers.

(Which I do, as part of my shortcuts, sometimes.)


13 posted on 07/13/2014 12:09:58 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: exDemMom

I think you’re supposed to do it like this:

26 + 17 = (30 - 4) + (20 -3)

26 + 17 = (30 + 20) + (-4 -3)

26 + 17 = 50 -7

26 + 17 = 43

Is this simpler, clearer, offer more insight or require fewer manipulations than:

26 + 17 = (20 + 6) + (10 +7)

26 + 17 = (20 + 10) + (6 +7)

26 + 17 = 30 +17

26 + 17 = 43 ?

I’ll keep and open mind. I am sure it will actually end up confusing more gammer skool math teachers than it will enlighten any students.


14 posted on 07/13/2014 12:10:39 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: AuditTheFed

Fingers. Inspection. Etc.


15 posted on 07/13/2014 12:11:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SumProVita

I would trust an aeronautical engineer to teach common core, but not a public school teacher.


16 posted on 07/13/2014 12:12:26 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: AuditTheFed

“That’s real retarded, Sir...”


17 posted on 07/13/2014 12:13:15 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Scrambler Bob

One can devise number systems to count to well over 10 just using ones fingers.


18 posted on 07/13/2014 12:14:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: AuditTheFed
When I'm doing math in my head, I use a lot of tricks like the one here, breaking numbers into parts and dealing with the parts. However, this makes no sense at all when teaching math to grade schoolers. They need to be taught the basic methods of adding and subtracting, carrying, etc. Once they have those down pat, they can start using these tricks when they have to do mental arithmetic.
19 posted on 07/13/2014 12:16:39 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: morphing libertarian

“26 and 10 is 36, and 7 is 43.”

I do it this way mentally...

25 + 15 = 40.

1 + 2 = 3.

40 + 3 = 43.


20 posted on 07/13/2014 12:20:43 PM PDT by Tigerized (Keep Calm, Carry On, but Never Give Up.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Lol! I understand...but there are SOME very good public school teachers. Unfortunately, there are many inept or outright horrible teachers these days.


21 posted on 07/13/2014 12:21:07 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Anyone remember New Math from the sixties? I got A’s in math without knowing a single thing about what I was doing. A wrong answer didn’t matter...you just had to understand the process.


22 posted on 07/13/2014 12:21:49 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Tigerized

looks like we don’t have a common core : )


23 posted on 07/13/2014 12:22:37 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: AuditTheFed; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Wisconsin 5th grader fires back at Common Core.

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24 posted on 07/13/2014 12:23:22 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: JoeFromSidney

26+17=43

6+7= 13
Put the 3 in the ones column carry the 1.
2+1 = 3+1= 4 which ges in the 10’s column.


25 posted on 07/13/2014 12:25:26 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: AuditTheFed

If that word was important, it would have been included in the post.

As it is, I think you’re just a troll looking for clicks to your blog.


26 posted on 07/13/2014 12:28:36 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (An armed society is a polite society.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Yes, that also works. It does not matter much how you break it down, as long as you understand the fundamental process.


27 posted on 07/13/2014 1:16:23 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Yardstick
Reminds me of the shortcuts I use to do math quicker.

Same here. If I'm doing it on paper, I'll use the carrying method, but if I'm doing it in my head, this is exactly the method I use. I didn't learn it in school, though. I do it instinctively.

28 posted on 07/13/2014 1:19:12 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: exDemMom

I find people develop their own systems. I used to sit in meetings and add columns of numbers in my head as fast as someone wrote them down.

When asked how I did it I merely said, catholic school.

The common core example is too convoluted. It seems to turn simple addition into algebra.


29 posted on 07/13/2014 1:20:31 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Tigerized
Tigerized said: "I do it this way mentally..."

And I did it differently.

I recognized that 17 is nearly 20.
I added 10 to 26 to get 36.
Then I added 10 again to get 46.
Then I subtracted 3 because 17 is not quite 20.

Sometimes I will just mimic the way done on paper. I glance at the units column and see that there is a carry.

Then I add 2 plus 1 plus the carry to get 4.

Finally, ignoring the carry I add 6 + 7 to get the 3, for an answer of 43.

The point being, I don't do it the same way all the time.

I recall an anecdote from a book by Richard Feynman, the Nobel prize winning physicist. He is with several other people who propose a math problem to him. As a result of some coincidental relationships in the numbers, he is able to do the mental calculation to generate an answer to several decimal places, impressing the people around him.

His was another example of the fact that a skilled person wouldn't necessarily use just one approach to making such a calculation.

Those of us who use such shortcuts to making calculations do so in order to save the trouble of doing the calculation on paper. If a person doesn't have the skills to do the paper calculation, then there will be little incentive to understand and retain shortcuts.

Educators have been struggling for generations to find some way to teach arithmetic and higher math to the masses. They have failed to improve on the necessity of having everybody learn the basics. Calculators allow people to be ignorant, they are not a replacement for knowledge.

30 posted on 07/13/2014 1:21:46 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: AuditTheFed

Perhaps those who support this convoluted idiocy would like their SALARIES added up that way? What`s a few number less when it comes to real money?


31 posted on 07/13/2014 1:26:08 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

I guess that the Amish are the superstars of your world...


32 posted on 07/13/2014 1:30:21 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: morphing libertarian

26+17=(20+10)+(6+7)=30+13=43.
That is the way my mind sees it.


33 posted on 07/13/2014 1:34:07 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: AuditTheFed

Push 2
Push 6
Push Enter
Push 1
Push 7
Push +


34 posted on 07/13/2014 1:35:22 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SumProVita

Re the quality of teachers, it was Thomas Sowell who confirmed that today’s public school teacher comes from the bottom 25% of the average college graduating class. If it doesn’t already, that statistic ought to alarm you.

Meaning, in the average American classroom, the innate intelligence of 3/4 of the kids is higher than the innate intelligence of the teacher. Another scary thought.

Now imagine that same teacher of below average intellect trying to teach Junior a complicated concept like the alternate way to add two figures.

Makes me shudder.


35 posted on 07/13/2014 1:35:36 PM PDT by tom h
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To: tom h

Trust me...I was alarmed a loooong time ago.

;-o


36 posted on 07/13/2014 1:54:47 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: William Tell

They have failed to improve on the necessity of having everybody learn the basics.

__________________________

Bingo!


37 posted on 07/13/2014 1:56:24 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: AuditTheFed

LOL! Good for him. MATH!

I love it.


38 posted on 07/13/2014 2:36:28 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I am a product of what was called “New Math”in the sixties. I never was taught to memorize basic multuplication tables. I was taught some cockeyed way to analyze it beginning with the number times 100 and go back....oh I still don’t understand it. I became a calculator baby from that point and still use my fingers at times. My kids MEMORIZED their times tables and can calculate in their heads.


39 posted on 07/13/2014 3:37:27 PM PDT by Semperfiwife (Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Russia never forgets. We do.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You’re right ... I use a similar system when grocery shopping. Great for adding lots of numbers in your head quickly. For anything else it’s a total waste of time.


40 posted on 07/13/2014 3:38:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (A ship once out of port is hard to capture:know this now before it is too late. - Solon)
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To: Fresh Wind

RPN forever!


41 posted on 07/13/2014 5:13:58 PM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: GOPJ

Remember the plastic “shopping total adders” that had buttons for 4 places (when a shopping order more than $99.99 would be impossibly large). Punch-punch-punch, punch-punch-punch-punch-punch, etc. and the machine did the carrying for you.


42 posted on 07/13/2014 5:43:35 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: AuditTheFed

Well actually it’s not math but simple arithmetic, but who’s counting, right? (pun intended)


43 posted on 07/13/2014 8:14:35 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: AuditTheFed
Oh... I remember the good ole' days when we had these....


44 posted on 07/14/2014 10:01:16 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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