Parent makes a point about how ridiculous Common Core Math is by using it to write a check

Good man!
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Hellogiggles.com: If you are a teacher or parent or friends with teachers or parents, you’ve probably heard about Common Core. It’s a new teaching method that’s been implemented in 46 states with the intention of helping kids not just solve problems, but understand them. When applied to math classes, Common Core has all but abolished tricks – like remembering the “less than” sign looks like an alligator – that make math easier. As someone who still uses the Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally mnemonic device when calculating a tip in a restaurant, the Common Core math standards look crazy complicated.
This new system doesn’t just affect kids and teachers – it’s driving parents nuts. It makes sense: Moms and dads who want to help their kids with homework are suddenly finding the methods undoable. Even Louis C.K., who sets aside time to help his daughters with homework, took to Twitter to express his rage at the Common Core curriculum. “My kids used to love math,” he wrote. “Now it makes them cry. Thanks standardized testing and common core!” Yikes!
One very smart dad in Ohio decided to give the school system a taste of its own medicine, and the Internet is applauding him for his efforts. When he made out a donation check to Melridge Elementary School, he wrote the number according to Common Core standards. It kind of looks like a game of Connect Four next to some “hugs and kisses.” Obviously, no Wells Fargo employees are going to be able to decipher these hieroglyphics.
common core letter
Douglas is one of thousands of parents frustrated by the new Common Core standards. Another parent hijacked their child’s math homework to send a message to the school system. “In the real world,” the message says, “simplification is valued over complication.”
So true. One has to wonder, though: How many more hilarious yet totally on-point complaints from families have to go viral before those in charge of educating America’s youth reevaluates Common Core?
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Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Common Core… it’s designed to keep people ignorant and controllable.

Patricia E. Kolesar
Patricia E. Kolesar
4 years ago

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marblenecltr
4 years ago

A minor segment of the privileged find joy in their lives of power by destroying others. They want to make most of humanity so stupid that it will be unable to feed itself and survive without begging the “elite” for the basics of life. The “useless eaters” in our country are generally hard-working, honest, family-oriented, and far more contributing to charities from their incomes than are some, if not most, of those who claim superiority.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
4 years ago

This is truly a travesty. How could you possibly go into the labor force when your head is filled with this garbage? It’s bad enough that so many store clerks cannot read, write and now they will be doing this “arithmetic” ????? I am wondering who the four states that are not using common core are? And how are their students when stacked up against all the other 46 states? Excellent post!

stevor
4 years ago

Maybe people ought to use that sort of check writing to any state government that supports Common Core.

Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
4 years ago

Dear Frustrated Parent:
You do know that your tilting at the Common Core windmill won’t actually change things? If you really care about your child’s education, home school!!!

SapphireSunday
SapphireSunday
4 years ago

Could some one who is wiser but probably not older than I explain exactly how much that check was written for? I can stare at it all day and it’s still not going to click. Nor does the number line problem make any sense. This was covered (but not explained) in a story I read recently: https://www.ijreview.com/2015/09/423809-theres-a-hidden-reason-why-the-check-one-parent-wrote-to-an-elementary-school-is-so-hilarious/ In another example, a child was asked to “tell how to make 10 when adding 8 + 5.” He responded (correctly, in my opinion) that it’s not possible to add 8 and 5 and get 10, but was marked wrong. The teacher responded,… Read more »

Joe
Joe
4 years ago

Billionaire Bill Gates (Microsoft) financed and pushed Common Core on America’s public school children. Bill and Melinda Gates send their children to a private school that doesn’t’ use Common Core! Hypocrites!

marblenecltr
4 years ago
Reply to  Joe

If they could reduce your IQ to below 60, they would. I suspect that they are looking forward to that day. Wake up and protect your children!

armyvet4444
4 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Actually, Bill and Melinda had a very large hand in Common Core’s Design and implementation as well.

Glenn Shrom
Glenn Shrom
4 years ago

I don’t think the Common Core standards require these particular symbols to be used in the way that many Common Core compliant textbooks and programs do. The Common Core sets things that students should know and understand and be able to do. Then other people design these crazy ways to teach and learn those standards.

armyvet4444
4 years ago

For those that have NOT seen this, it’s WELL worth your time to spend just ONE hour to learn what Common Core really is. The only question they didn’t answer, is “WHY” did they do this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epo2oWoL7ZE

marblenecltr
4 years ago
Reply to  armyvet4444

EXCELLENT lesson, a nightmare, a horror story we must all have and hear.
A big failing of Ronald Reagan, not closing the Department of Education.

CalGirl
4 years ago

I’m a little late to answer this b/c I was working a 14-hour day at school, which included a “Back to School Night” wherein every parent who attended thought it was their personal “parent-teacher-conference night” about the progress of their child…..I could barely get my knees to walk me to the car to go home at 8 PM….upon which I slept about 6 hours, and had to get up and go do a FRIDAY (all teachers KNOW what “FRIDAY” means in a classroom…..)….. WHEN are parents going to rise UP and rebel against the wholesale testing by any ONE institution… Read more »

marblenecltr
4 years ago

The globalist (forget Federal) control-power wannabes want you, your children, your money, body, soul, and spirit to live and die for them.

marblenecltr
4 years ago

Thank you for your good work over the years and the necessary information needed for preservation of decent human standards.

marblenecltr
4 years ago

Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
How, through your hard work and honesty, are turning the fruits of your labor and bodies into total slaves to a very few globalist psychopaths.

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