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This second grader’s revenge
against Common Core math will
make your day

Daily Caller, by Eric Owens

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/30/2014 10:30:21 PM

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. (Photo) The math curriculum used by the school is GO Math! The publisher of GO Math! is 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

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Janylou, 3/30/2014 10:41:06 PM     (No. 9791253)

So what happens if a student responds that the 2000 election wax fair and that Lincoln was a conservative?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 3/30/2014 10:43:46 PM     (No. 9791256)

Skip the story and just go to the image of the word problem.
Whoever wrote that "problem" ought to be charged with child abuse and be institutionalized.
Lord we are so screwed!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MMC, 3/30/2014 11:18:17 PM     (No. 9791274)

This yep of Math is why Kumon and other learning sites are filled after school. Parents want 1+1=2.

That Math problem reminded me of Chicago Math. It is very language based- and not friendly to poor readers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Tianne, 3/30/2014 11:28:56 PM     (No. 9791282)

My brain tells me that I love this child and his answer.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: thenightowl, 3/30/2014 11:29:25 PM     (No. 9791283)

Yes, #3.
Brainiacs are doing for math what replacing phonics with whole word recognition did for reading.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 3/30/2014 11:47:11 PM     (No. 9791292)

The "common core" morons (or worse) miss the point. Math is itself a language. It has been developed to focus and organize the thought process, using carefully scrutinized and tested "rules". Verbiage simply gets in the way of this thought shortcut. Students are supposed to learn how to "translate" vague conversational language into this more structured and "precise" language - not the other way around.

Famous scientists like Einstein and Hawking were assisted in their revelations by proper application of the language of math. "Reasoning" with conversational language only made brains hurt for centuries before them, and since.

Good luck competing in the global marketplace with children cheated of learning how to properly use this math language, rather than the inefficiency and vaguery of conversational language. The latter is subject to "interpretation" (and B.S.). The former is not.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: galbaccr, 3/31/2014 12:23:40 AM     (No. 9791315)

In grade school, I often had trouble with so-called word problems. ie., a train leaves Chicago at noon headed for Podunk and travels at 50 miles per hour. What time will it get to Podunk? Then, in 7th grade, we had beginning algebra. Within a few weeks, I figured out that algebra was the way to solve the stupid word problems. I had no more trouble with stupid word problems. Now - they are not only bringing back word problems; but the word problems are dumber than ever.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 3/31/2014 12:59:52 AM     (No. 9791331)

It´s harder to point out the lo-fo´s if almost everyone is a lo-fo. Just takes maybe one more generation to get there.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JediJerry, 3/31/2014 2:39:56 AM     (No. 9791352)

Why do they did that to the kid? In some schools 2 and 2 equals 22. My brain told me that I am right and myself is not right when I thinked it was 4. I talks some good english two. I axed my self what can I did to got a passed grade in this test.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 3/31/2014 2:51:13 AM     (No. 9791355)

#9, you don´t be no-ing what "U"z done be talkin ´bout.
I dooze my sckrool work in my bet-room becuzin its be so loud where is my Ma at cooking and I ain´t be going outside no ways becuzin I could get shot.
If it be a monsday i could do me some tat math.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: old north state, 3/31/2014 2:23:28 PM     (No. 9791925)

Remember Irwin Corey? I thought he was a comedian, turns out he was a prophet.

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