Common Core Math: Knowing 3 x 4 Is 12 Is NOT The Focus – Explaining Why 3 x 4 Is 11 IS The Focus

The administration has defended this Common Core lunacy successfully. We haven’t yet heard much about Common Core Math, but we know plenty about Common Core English. Both are already in your schools. This story reminds me of Paul Shanklin’s A Liberal Guy and a Liberal Gal Buy a Yugo (second video below with lyrics). This is who these people are except that it will be your kids wrecking their lives before they can afford to buy a Yugo. Parents and Grandparents PAY attention. If your state is one of the 45 that have signed-on to Common Core, go right to your State Legislature. That’s the only opportunity you have to stop the insanity. See a Common Core reading list below the video.

You know they saved a lot of gas but they didn’t get far…in a Yugo ~ Paul Shanklin

But they droooovvvve with pride

A Lib-er-ral Gal

A Lib-er-ral Gal

Video Transcript:

Liberal Gal: Even under the new Common Core, even if they said 3 x 4 was 11, if they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer, really in…of words and oral explanation and they showed it in the picture and they just got the final number wrong, we’re really more focusing on how and…

An audience members says “…be correcting them, right?

Liberal Gal: Oh absolutely, absolutely. We want our students to compute correctly but the emphasis is really moving more toward the explanation, and the how and the why and can I really talk through the procedures that I went through to get this answer and not just knowing that its 12 but why is it twelve. How do I know that?

This is the end of skyscrapers and bridges in America and will only add to the demise of engineering students. Maybe your doctor will be allowed to “feel” how big your dosage of meds will be rather than understanding what the dosage should be.

Common Core – it’s okay if you think 3 x 4 = 11 (video)
H/T College Insurrection

Paul Shanklin – A Liberal Guy and a Liberal Gal Buy a Yugo (video)
 

Maggie’s Notebook Common Core Reading List for Adults (in no particular order):

Common Core From a High School Geometry Teacher’s Prospective

Common Core: Publicly Funded Office of Non-Public Schools: Read The American Principles Project Scathing Review

Common Core Standards’ Devastating Impact on Literary Study and Analytical Thinking

Common Core Standards Creation: “I’m Just to Good at Kindergarten:” Part II

Did America Abandon It’s Children?

Common Core Facts – Listen to Sandra Stotsky, Joy Pullman and Jamie Gass

Alabama Home Schooled and Private Schooled Students Don’t Want to Live in This Village of Government Regulations

It’s That Bad – Union Joins Opposition to Common Core National Standards

Common Core Corruption!

Jeb Bush, Bill Ayers, Barack Obama Lose Michigan Common Core Fight

Common Core – Saul Alinsky for 6 Year Olds

Award-Winning Principal: ‘I Was Naive About Common Core’

Straight from David Coleman’s Mouth About Common Core. He’s Making the Educational Decisions for All Children

Pushback on Common Core Grows

The Trouble with the Common Core

Grade School Text Tells Students How Republican Governor’s Policies Hurt Education

Top Ten Scariest People in Education Reform: David Coleman

Common Core – Bad for Teachers, and Students

Common Core Deceive-and-Denigrate Campaign Continues

Common Core-spiracy

Teacher Writes Legislator after Retiring Due to Common Core

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