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Wed Sep 23, 2015, 02:11 PM

Parents who criticize "Common Core math" ... are actually showing that we NEED Common Core

Good tweet: https://twitter.com/ottensam/status/646447380431159296

that links to a good article: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/09/21/the-dad-who-wrote-a-check-using-common-core-math-doesnt-know-what-hes-talking-about/

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Reply Parents who criticize "Common Core math" ... are actually showing that we NEED Common Core (Original post)
Dr. Strange Sep 2015 OP
HassleCat Sep 2015 #1
Igel Sep 2015 #2

Response to Dr. Strange (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2015, 02:25 PM

1. "I can't understand it, so it's no good."

 

As far as I can tell, from looking at my friends' kids' homework, it attempts to teach math about three different ways. This is because different people learn in different ways, so it makes sense, but it's confusing to parents who received the One Right Way sort of education.

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 23, 2015, 08:04 PM

2. It can also be confusing for the kids.

Who get to learn it and be tested over it a number of different ways.

If they got it, they should skip ahead. If they didn't, they should go to the next method without penalty. Sort of a really, really heinous problem in differentiation by parts.

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