September 29, 2014 by JImbo

Common Core Math Problem

I don’t understand why they think this makes things “easier” for our kids. It’s illogical, impractical and you could even argue immoral.

Handicapping a child for life in order to further an unproven, corrupt agenda as “New Education” is inherently evil. They don’t care about the children. If they did, they’d teach kids the old way of doing math that took only a fraction of the time to do!

Why is this being pushed?

I don’t have the time to go into all the companies that make money off this, but just look up “Common Core” and IBM, Google, Apple, Pearson, McGraw-Hill, etc.

New curriculum, new textbooks, new multimedia, new laptops, new computers, new tests (dozens a year times tens of dollars times 100 million students= $$$$$$)


4 thoughts on “8+5=10

  1. Patrick says:

    That child is smarter than the common core adults. What would be the purpose of 8+5=10? It just shows kids that any answer, any at all could be justified. No matter how WRONG!

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  2. on both sides says:

    Its called “critical thinking”, virtually unheard of in the USA, but used elsewhere throughout the world.


    • JImbo says:

      Nice unnecessary slam, but not helpful in the current context. It’s not philosophy it is basic math, which unlike algrebra or calculus has no “critical thinking” component. Multiplication tables need to be remembered. Similarly, in English before we can discuss Shakespeare we need to learn to read and spell words. Those spellings are remembered, not subject to “critical thinking” or seven different “also correct” spellings. Without a baseline foundation to work from that is common, “critical thinking” becomes like trying to argue with the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland.
      “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
      “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
      “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master – – that’s all.”
      (Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 6)


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