(Dec 19 2013) Cold Hard Proof: Common Core Is Educational SABOTAGE
It is the job of educators to teach children the simplest way possible to solve problems and learn. Successful educational programs make it possible for children to master skills such as math easily, by showing them the simplest way to solve a problem.
The best way to sabotage the learning process is to clutter it up with irrelevant steps that are not needed. And when it comes to math, Common Core does exactly that.
A 2 step math problem in 108 irrelevant steps
The question - There are 18 people. These 18 people counted up to the last person with a number that landed on 90. What is the number they counted up by, for 18 people to reach a number of 90 while counting by it?
Obviously, to get this answer you should divide 90 by 18, which gives you the number 5. 90 divided by 18 equals 5. Therefore, the people said 5,10,15,20, all the way up to 90.
But if your student gives this obvious simple solution to this problem, they are marked wrong even though they solved the problem the most skilled and rational way.