Wow: Common Core Math Curriculum Can’t Even Count To 20
I’ve been told that Common Core is the best thing to happen to education since John Dewey. : At least, that’s what a math teacher recently told me. : I’ll wonder if she’d approve of this curriculum:
How are parents supposed to help their children with Common Core math when it’s just flat-out wrong?
Parent Mina Boyd’s kindergartener was given an assignment to count the number of apples on the page and write the number. The worksheet is titled “Count and Write 20,” so presumably, there would be 20 apples to count.
Except there’s 19.
“They ask her to count and write 20. So she counts…counts again and again. And says mom, ‘there’s only 19,’” Boyd wrote on the Parents and Educators Against Common Core Standards: Facebook page.
Well, she’s not using the new math, or something.
Am I supposed to believe this isn’t spit and polish on the School to Prison pipeline? : Busy work to appear like you’re trying, but you’re really just running in place?
What do you think?
Hat Tip: : Weasel Zippers
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