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Common Core Math Doesn’t Care About Right Answers
Math was always one of my better subjects all through school.* It was always easy for me to memorize formulas and equations and how to solve different problems, but I knew other students that struggled with the things I found easy.* That prompted me to do my best to make math real and not just something abstract.* Once I showed others how to make the math real to them, it was easier for them to understand what they were being taught.* What was important was getting the right answer, not necessarily one specific process used to get that right answer.
One of my daughters struggled with math and had convinced herself that it was too hard and that she just couldn’t do it.* I spent every evening for the next several months working with her and making the math real, not abstract.* Some of my methods weren’t exactly what she was being taught, but they always led to the right answer in a way that made sense to her.** By end of that semester, she went from hating math to enjoying it.* Her grades dramatically improved.** Her teacher complimented me on working with her and for teaching her how do the math, even though it was a little different from the way he was teaching her. If my daughter were in a public school today she would most likely continue to hate math and fail it.* Why?* Because the Common Core standards don’t care about getting the right answer, they only care that you use their method to try to get the right answer. According to a post on Missouri Education Watchdog, one student, Natalie Sue, had enough with the Common Core math.* To begin with most of their lessons and their tests are done online at a central Common Core website – edmodo.com.* Everything is impersonal and cold.* But what really bothered Sue was what the test site commanded them to do.* She reportedly posted the following on her Facebook page: “Hey y’all. Thought I would update you on what is going on at my school, and what I am experiencing with Common Core.”With Common Core, it’s not about getting the right answers; it’s all about using their method only.* No other method is acceptable even if it always yields the right answer. It’s forcing students to learn to think the Common Core way which is nothing more than a socialist mind training exercise.* Once students are taught to think and act the way Common Core wants them to, then they will be more susceptible to further socialist training. By the time a student goes through 12 years of Common Core socialist training, they will be good little Obamanite comrades who will serve the community and government without question and without knowing any different. More articles by Dave Jolly
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Actually, the teacher is right. Arriving at the right answer by the wrong method is distressingly frequent in the sort of standardized math testing done by schools. The method is everything, the answer trivially uninteresting. Of course, in maths, there are almost always several possible methods to find an answer... some of which, of course, are wrong. Some of which are right, although significantly unequal in effort required.
Also, the tone of the spoiled brat writing above irritates me.
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