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Common Core, what now?

So, a fellow GEDI knight and I got into a short discussion about the common core and how they are teaching math to elementary school children these days. I’ll admit to being stumped by what the heck is going on in these problems.

from: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/373840/ten-dumbest-common-core-problems-alec-torres


Can someone PLEASE explain to me how having “math situations” is going to help these people in life? Or, for that matter, how these students are going to adjust to college level teaching….or how college level teaching will adjust to them? I have to be honest, I really do not want to imagine how I myself would fare in such an educational environment. Are all of these changes really helping us to not leave anyone “behind” or is the water just being muddied in a new and more innovative fashion?

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