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Common Core rant: Dad gives common core rant to character in math assignment

A St. Louis father who gave a common core rant on video has made news. The father was trying to help his son with math homework when the situation came about. reported March 27 that the assignment got a reaction from the educated parent.

The assignment was about a boy named Jack who needed help subtracting 316 from 427. The number is 111, but the method to come up with that number wasn't in the traditional form. Students were required to use a number line and problem-solving strategies coined "common core." This is a new method used in schools.

So, what was the father's common core rant?

He said:

"Dear Jack: Don't feel bad. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics. Even I cannot explain the common core mathematics approach. The process used is ridiculous and would result in termination if used. Sincerely, Frustrated Parent."

Are there any parents out there away of this new method of mathematical problem-solving? Do you have any common core rants to share yourself?

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