- a business man
- May 15, 2014 - 10:19
I see nothing wrong with the above math problem. We should be striving to make our kids do harder math problems at an earlier age. The parents who are complaining are likely uneducated and unable to solve the problems themselves, so they complain. Go figure. In all honestly, it is a moot point anyway. Parents like me (well paid professionals) routinely spend lots on money on after-school educational programs and tutors. My objective is to raise my kids to be smarter than everyone else, and the easiest way to do this is to provide my kids with more education than the less fortunate can afford. As a result, not all parents are in opposition of the kind of math problems that this article discusses. In fact, many children have been doing these kind of problems for years, long before they were part of the new Common Core math curriculum.
- its easier than you think
- May 15, 2014 - 07:50
I was a math major in University. The new style of teaching math sounded like Greek at first when my son brought it home. However, it's easier to learn this way, and the the new methods allow kids to do more complex addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in their heads... which is great because it challenges and improves their working memory. It sounds obscure, but it's easy and it's fantastic.