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Twitchy ^ | 10/4/13

Posted on 10/04/2013 9:46:54 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

“Number sense,” courtesy of Common Core? We don’t know the source of that math problem, but based on what we’ve seen elsewhere, it has all the hallmarks of Common Core math.

Now try your hand at this third-grade math problem, also reportedly from a Common Core lesson:

Common Core: It’s For the Children™.

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The heck with common core, here's a more relevant math problem:
If DeShawn has a \$10 rock of crack, and Quintell has a \$20 rock of crack, and the government takes \$25,000 in income & property taxes from John, gives DeShawn 40% of that, and gives 60% to Quintell , because they're "disadvantaged", and takes \$13,262.49 from Bill, because Bill is white, and gives it to LaKeisha, in the form of a "housing subsidy" so LaKeisha can rent her \$1,200 apartment for \$80 a month, how much does Sheila Jackson Lee get in yearly bribes?
1 posted on 10/04/2013 9:46:54 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

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2 posted on 10/04/2013 9:49:53 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")

To: Impala64ssa
... how much does Sheila Jackson Lee get in yearly bribes?

all of them.

3 posted on 10/04/2013 9:50:44 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)

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4 posted on 10/04/2013 9:51:39 AM PDT by logitech (It is time.)

To: Impala64ssa

WOW BUMP

5 posted on 10/04/2013 9:53:19 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)

To: Impala64ssa

that’s actually kinda how I process large number equations but I don’t think teaching it like that is such a good idea

6 posted on 10/04/2013 9:54:26 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)

To: Impala64ssa

Total lack of logic in my opinion. I would like someone to seriously tell me what this lesson is supposed to teach. I teach and cannot make heads or tails of these “problems.”

7 posted on 10/04/2013 9:54:46 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))

To: Impala64ssa

Isn’t it easier to think 26+10=36, then add the last 7 to get 43. Seems unnecessarily complicated.

8 posted on 10/04/2013 9:54:46 AM PDT by NittanyLion

To: Impala64ssa

Conclusion: “Math is too hard and I’ll never understand it. Will the government take care of me if I promise to vote Democrat?”

9 posted on 10/04/2013 9:55:07 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)

To: Impala64ssa
I think this is designed to confuse kids to the point that no one can excel.

10 posted on 10/04/2013 9:57:32 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)

To: Impala64ssa

“New math” the ebonics of the “scientific” community. Touchy feely arguments that hobble students.

Recall that Mr. Clinton tried to forever hobble the black community by having government recognition of poor grammar as a new “dialect” of English called “ebonics”.

Reminds me that I also viewed one of those PBS edumacation programs that air(ed?) in the daytime AFTER I’d completed college engineering. While the words used by the mechanics/physics teacher were technically correct, they would fly over the heads of much of the class of 6th-8th graders who were being screened such episodes.

11 posted on 10/04/2013 9:57:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)

To: NativeSon

I was thinking the same thing - it’s how I process numbers in my head, but it wasn’t taught, and I know other people use different methods.

12 posted on 10/04/2013 9:59:34 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)

To: Impala64ssa; Revolting cat!; GeronL

Socialists like Roger Waters HATED rote memorization of math tables. BUT math outcomes are a constant. They NEVER CHANGE.

The sooner you accept that 1+1=2 and 2*2=4, the sooner you can put that knowledge to use.

If you keep having to “work out what the outcome will be”, you will fall far behind.

13 posted on 10/04/2013 10:00:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)

To: NativeSon

“To quickly process it how about 20 plus ten then add 7 plus 6?

14 posted on 10/04/2013 10:00:55 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))

To: logitech

+++++++++++
It should. Here is the correct mental calculation for 26 + 17:

7 + 6 = 13
20 + 10 + 13 = 43

15 posted on 10/04/2013 10:01:23 AM PDT by InterceptPoint

To: Impala64ssa

ROFLMAO!!

16 posted on 10/04/2013 10:01:49 AM PDT by Paulie

To: ClearCase_guy; GeronL; Revolting cat!
Conclusion: “Math is too hard and I’ll never understand it."

17 posted on 10/04/2013 10:02:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)

To: Impala64ssa

If two trains are heading at each other at different speeds, what percentage of people are racists and homophobes are on the trains?

18 posted on 10/04/2013 10:03:38 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)

To: BitWielder1
I think this is designed to confuse kids to the point that no one can excel.

The problem is that the smart kids will still figure it out. It will just serve to make the not-as-smart kids fall farther behind, further enhancing the inherent unfairness of our society.
19 posted on 10/04/2013 10:03:39 AM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)

To: NativeSon

These are not large numbers. When I was in college, we had some multiple choice answers that were simply designed to see if people were grasping the concepts and could “visualize” what a ballpark figure might be (micro numbers, macro numbers, etc.).

20 posted on 10/04/2013 10:05:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)