An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil."
What could be so horrible? Grade-school math.
As schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing has become as complicated as calculus.
They're stumped by unfamiliar terms like "rectangular array" and "area model." They wrestle with division that requires the use of squares, slashes and dots. They rage over impenetrable word problems....
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So you think we should be take the word of the propagandist who put out the curriculum (they couldn't even get the educators they had to sign off on it) over the folks in the field who are actually having to deal with it. No wonder you think Obamacare is a good idea.
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they are deliberately frustrating the most naturally talented mathmeticians. Its beaurocratic tape on steroids put onto an addition sheet for a 6 year old. then they can see what is planned for their futures. better to be inept and let others do the thinking. group think, loss of individual worth or meaning.
Hi Philip...I have a confession, of sorts, to make...I thought you were 10yrs old...ha-ha. Unprofitable Servant commented a while back that you were but now I'm wondering if I read it wrong or maybe a typo. Definately said "10". I always thought, "man, this kid is smart"..ha-ha.
Hmm, foxnews sometimes even reputable, and sometimes I even use it as a source! Also from the article,
AP wrote: "Part of what we are trying to teach children is to become problem solvers and thinkers," said Diane Briars, president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. "We want students to understand what they're doing, not just get the right answer."
Gasp! children are suppose to think! No wonder the Tea Party is up in arms, you can't have people able to think!