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T_DforTrump2020 2 points ago +2 / -0

Short version of common core. (7+6=?) Add 3 to the 7 to make it 10. Subtract the 3 you added from the 6. Therefore (10+3=13). Instead of, oh I don't know, just remembering that 7+6=13. It's a ridiculous system.

DarkDrai 3 points ago +4 / -1

"Show your work" on steroids...

And it looks like they want you to subtract things from left to right, instead of from right to left???? Why??? How does that even help anyone??? >:(

mulejuicemcquaid 2 points ago +2 / -0

I use some pretty convoluted methods to do math, so I can see teaching different ways so kids can find a method that clicks for them. But why would you give homework and tests that REQUIRE everyone to follow the same fucked up methods or get punished? It makes no sense. Have them show their work and if it checks out, whatever method it is, then good.

T_DforTrump2020 1 point ago +1 / -0

I hear ya. All I'm saying is just give them flash cards for that stuff. It's worked for decades. No sense in trying to reinvent the wheel.