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The principal of an innovative West Harlem public school killed herself the day after her students took the state Common Core exams — which were later tossed out because she cheated, The Post has learned.
originally posted by: Metallicus
The new way seems a lot harder than the old way. No wonder parents can't help their kids with home work anymore.
originally posted by: Kentuckymama
Common core is a nightmare for me. I have one child going into 5th grade, one going into 3rd grade and one starting kindergarten. Last year really sucked. I can't help with their math homework at all. It makes no sense. I fail to see how the new way is easier for children to learn. It seems so unnecessary.
originally posted by: VoidHawk
originally posted by: Metallicus
The new way seems a lot harder than the old way. No wonder parents can't help their kids with home work anymore.
That is built into common core, also the students are told they must not get advice from any other source, otherwise they will automatically fail. I watched a docu about it, and schools place a sign in each classroom telling the children they must not seek help from anywhere other than the classroom.
It not education, its dumbing down.
originally posted by: Metallicus
The new way seems a lot harder than the old way. No wonder parents can't help their kids with home work anymore.
originally posted by: Aazadan
Take it from someone who does a lot of math, and already uses this math system (I've been using it for more than a decade, since I figured it out for myself), it's very good and is the "right" way to go about doing math.
originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: Metallicus
The new way seems a lot harder than the old way. No wonder parents can't help their kids with home work anymore.
It's not any harder, it's slightly more complicated though. The whole idea is that you round things to groups of 10 so that you can do it in your head quickly and accurately. For example you can think of 126*2 as 100*2+20*2+6*2 or 200+40+12 for 252.
Take it from someone who does a lot of math, and already uses this math system (i've been using it for more than a decade, since I figured it out for myself), it's very good and is the "right" way to go about doing math.
originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: Metallicus
The new way seems a lot harder than the old way. No wonder parents can't help their kids with home work anymore.
It's not any harder, it's slightly more complicated though. The whole idea is that you round things to groups of 10 so that you can do it in your head quickly and accurately. For example you can think of 126*2 as 100*2+20*2+6*2 or 200+40+12 for 252.
Take it from someone who does a lot of math, and already uses this math system (i've been using it for more than a decade, since I figured it out for myself), it's very good and is the "right" way to go about doing math.
originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: Metallicus
The new way seems a lot harder than the old way. No wonder parents can't help their kids with home work anymore.
It's not any harder, it's slightly more complicated though. The whole idea is that you round things to groups of 10 so that you can do it in your head quickly and accurately. For example you can think of 126*2 as 100*2+20*2+6*2 or 200+40+12 for 252.
Take it from someone who does a lot of math, and already uses this math system (i've been using it for more than a decade, since I figured it out for myself), it's very good and is the "right" way to go about doing math.