Common Core Confusion

Common Core confusion

College students at George Mason University were recently shown the Common Core method — being taught to many of America’s elementary school students — for solving this basic math problem: 32 – 12 = ?

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is widely denounced for imposing confusing, unhelpful experimental teaching methods. Following these methods, some have created problems that lack essential information or make no sense whatsoever. Some 45 states and the District of Columbia have so far adopted Common Core standards, leaving students all around the United States to puzzle over mysterious logic and language devised in accordance with Common Core’s new methods.

I believe kids should learn other ways to solve math problems but they really doing it all wrong. If you can follow the “logical” sequence for arriving at the answer in the video below, congratulations. I know how to do this only because I have a 8 year old daughter who is learning this but most of us are stumped.

What do you think about common core math? Let us know in the comment section below.


About Ray Gruenfelder

Creator and Founder of The Guy Corner NYC, the Guys lifestyle blog (Tech, Sports, Food, Drinks & much more). A married father of 2, this page is dedicated to "Guy Stuff". I am also Co-Founder of NYC Wine Guys, a wine blog from 2 guys from Queens, NY.

Posted on May 14, 2014 11:10 am, in Kiddie Corner, Mr. Home Body, The Family Guy, Video and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. SO many extra steps. What is the point?
    I’m an NYC High School teacher and the affects of common core are minor so far but they are creeeping but they are not very clear.


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