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originally posted by: Iamthatbish
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe
I took all my math classes backwards. In h.s. I switched to business math and accounting math, so in college and University I had to take Calculus ans Statistics. It was odd. Idnk I took them backwards.
One of my math classes had a class of adults before that had problems like 34+97 on the board all the time. It made me certain my kids wouldn't have that problem!
originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
Thank you for your input. I do appreciate it and I do think you are mildly insane for loving numbers the way you do.
But seriously... I can tell you love it and it sounds like you would be a great teacher. My daughter had a math teacher last year that would show a problem once and get pissed when someone didn't get it. My daughter would come home and need more help because she was scared.... YES SCARED to ask the teacher because the teacher went into dumbassery mode on anyone who didn't just get it.
We need more teachers that care. You couldn't pay me enough to put up with the kids they have to these days, so at times I understand why you don't have more that care. Parents get mad at the teachers for trying to teach. They get mad when their children are corrected, made to behave, etc. it's a damned hard job to be sure. I empathize with many of them. But I am saddened that this has caused a drop in the number of people that really have a love for the job. Most deal with way more than they get paid for.
I know all that is off topic. I couldn't resist even in my own thread. ISS for me I suppose.
I do think it helps when the teacher has a genuine love for what they do. They work hard to help kids have a love for it too,minstead of just waiting for the last bell to ring.
In the end... I agree with you. I think this makes it more complicated than it has to be. I don't know enough about common core to be rabid for or against it, this just didn't seem quite right to me so I thought I'd bring it up.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
You got the wrong answer! 96 + 43 = 139
I think what you were trying to do was take 4 from the 43 to make 100 out of the 96 which is similar to a shortcut I've also been using since I was a kid to do multiplication in my head, when one of the numbers is close to a product of 10. Like if I was going to multiple 96 x 43, I might do 100 x 43 = 4300 and 43 x 4 = 172 so the answer is 4300 - 172 which is 4128. Different tools for different situations I guess but likely not a very good idea for a standard curriculum.
originally posted by: Malynn
I used to work for an educational software company and when CCSS came into being we had to retool all our software and processes to be aligned with the common core. I understand why they created it. The facts are that American students are failing miserably in comparison to the rest of the world academically. In math, reading, science, everything. So the NGA and CCSSO took a look at countries who ranked high in education like Japan, Finland, etc and what they were doing with their students to achieve such great results. And they put those things in the Common Core State Standards. Will they work? Who knows, but I definitely think it's worth a shot. We've got to do something or Idiocracy will just keep becoming a reality.