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Tue Sep 23, 2014, 09:52 PM

3. Oh jeez are they using that U of C Everyday mathematics again?

I wrote here years ago when we had at it at Duncan's ground zero point
About how one of my kids had a 2digit number divided by another 2 digit number problem and the way they were showing him how to get the answer at some point involved a 3 digit number!!!
We are done now yes they were all A students yet never learning anything
So we had to bit the bullet and pay for private schools. We also both have our adult summers back as that was spent tag team teaching them what they should have been learning during the school year when they were in public school Kids are much happier and they are excelling in schools that are teaching not testing
Sad part not many can afford what we did and we are strained ourselves by this burdened cost, and our kids were actually getting. 'it '( even though it was a very poor method).
Many don't grasp it and are left totally confused by these methods and of course never learning the basics. One teacher admitted she did not know what the book was trying to show during a class lesson
Duncan did so much damage in Illinois with this kind of curriculum not only cps but influencing the suburban counties surrounding Chicago . Now the whole country is getting this crap

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