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originally posted by: QuinnP
a reply to: MotherMayEye
Lol. IKR?
That wasn't supoosed to mean that. But I can understand how it could.
originally posted by: ketsuko
And everything about Common Core is supposed to be about streamlining the process to churn out product efficiently with zero regard to kids who could excel or those who are slower. If you aren't at the peak of the bell curve, you'll either be hammered right into that place or be broken and discarded - factory reject.
originally posted by: Annee
originally posted by: ketsuko
And everything about Common Core is supposed to be about streamlining the process to churn out product efficiently with zero regard to kids who could excel or those who are slower. If you aren't at the peak of the bell curve, you'll either be hammered right into that place or be broken and discarded - factory reject.
Really?
My kid is a high functioning Autistic. He taught himself to read at age 3.
His school accommodates his needs, as well as kids in his class that barely know their letter sounds.
Yes, the Common Core program is streamlined. But, I know the kids, at least in my school, get the extra assistance they need.
originally posted by: QuinnP
originally posted by: Annee
originally posted by: ketsuko
And everything about Common Core is supposed to be about streamlining the process to churn out product efficiently with zero regard to kids who could excel or those who are slower. If you aren't at the peak of the bell curve, you'll either be hammered right into that place or be broken and discarded - factory reject.
Really?
My kid is a high functioning Autistic. He taught himself to read at age 3.
His school accommodates his needs, as well as kids in his class that barely know their letter sounds.
Yes, the Common Core program is streamlined. But, I know the kids, at least in my school, get the extra assistance they need.
This ia good. We are all mostly ignorant. Are we not? But still this statement is very good.
originally posted by: subfab
a reply to: Annee
my kids are all grown. i have no idea what common core is. annee as a parent with a child going through the system, can you give an example of a common core problem and its equivalent in "standard" type problem?
"At this time, only three countries—Burma, Liberia, and the US—have not adopted the International System of Units (SI, or metric system) as their official system of weights and measures." We should point out that even these three countries do use elements of the metric system.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Annee
It's only hard in the sense that it needlessly complicates concepts.
Common Core math makes a complex equation out of the simplest concepts. It is based in New Math and other reform methods that have constantly and consistently failed to do anything to improve student scores and have thus been discarded every time.
originally posted by: Squirlli
I feel that CC should be taught as a supplement not the standard.
originally posted by: Squirlli
a reply to: Annee
It should be a supplement not the standard because it isn't for everyone, just like the old standard way of teaching subjects wasn't for everyone. Some kids like and can thrive with Common Core, others do not.
originally posted by: Squirlli
a reply to: Annee
I'm not going to have a petty argument over semantics with you. Common core has been around long enough that if American kids still suck at math, then it's obviously not working.
originally posted by: Fowlerstoad
It truly is important for parents to participate, but my trouble was -- especially with math -- the Common Core way is so different than the analog method of solving math problems that I had in school, I am virtually unable to help my kids learn math. If I teach them my way, and they don't show their work the Common Core way, then their work is counted as 'wrong'.