posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 04:30 AM
I could write a long post on how Common Core is nothing but a ploy to dumb down the kids even further but I'll sum it up with my experience. I saw a
video where a teacher basically stated as long as the problem was formatted correctly, it didn't matter whether the child got the right answer or not.
I laughed and dismissed it as, like, no way, that's just stupid.
Until I talked to my own child's teacher when she started bringing home Common Core math problems and couldn't do them (and neither could myself or
her father). The first few nights, after struggling to understand what the teacher was expecting, we taught her the traditional method of multiplying
two digit numbers and had her turn the assignments in like that. Her teacher marked her homework with red pen and denied her credit for the
assignments because she did not use the proper formating of the problems, even though each one showed the work and had the correct answers. Because
she did not format the problems the Common Core way, they were wrong. Period.
I immediately set up a conference. I told the teacher that there was a serious problem if mom and dad can't even help their 4th grade child with
their math homework and we needed solutions. She gave us teaching materials so we could learn the methods. (Which I still don't quite get!) The
teacher, in no uncertain terms, stated that as long as the work was shown properly and the problems had the correct formats, my daughter would get
full credit, whether or not the answers were correct.
A friend of mine's daughter went from having A's in math to failing and requiring after-school tutoring because her mom and dad couldn't help her.
So, yes, there is something VERY wrong with Common Core. I believe there's currently some action going on in my state to have it removed from the
schools here. I know several states have either opted out or are in the process of opting out.
The way Common Core teaches the children is only the tip of the iceburg.
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