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26 + 17 =


6 + 7 equals 13, carry 1, 1 + 2 + 1 equals 4


26 + 17 = 43


Did you think this was easy?

YOU FOOL!



We need to be forever grateful that common core politicians saved our poor children from the misery and confusion of carrying the 1



In their wisdom they made things much much simpler for our poor overworked kids...



actual third grade common core math exercise:




Because carrying the 1 was way way too confusing!

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I have to help my daughter with those and I just shake my head and think how is this going to teach them math? I also have a hard time helping her. The changed the curriculum so much I don't know what they're asking her to do most of the time.

I don't know who's idea it was to switch to this math system but they should be whipped for the hassle.
 

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I solve the 26 + 17 = X problem by 'saving' the 6. 20 + 17 = 37, + 6 = 43. My 2nd grade teacher did not teach this, I think. I only remember that her name was Mrs. Stone, and she was beautiful.

[Forgot to mention that this is an in-the-head method; on paper, carry the 1.]
 

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I solve the 26 + 17 = X problem by 'saving' the 6. 20 + 17 = 37, + 6 = 43. My 2nd grade teacher did not teach this, I think. I only remember that her name was Mrs. Stone, and she was beautiful.

[Forgot to mention that this is an in-the-head method; on paper, carry the 1.]

I do the same thing. On paper I always carry the one, really simple that way.

Hey Doc,
On your original post, are they teaching this way on paper or in your head?
 

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Honestly, SavageGuy, I have no idea what the hell they are doing.

Yeah this is all on paper.

I get so confused just reading a common core problem.

"use CUBES to solve this problem. Fatima has 3 purses, she gives 2 away to Roberta, How many purses does Fatima have left"

They are not allowed to just put down "1" . They have to show their cubes. I don't even know what that is.

And I am not sure but I think they need more cubes the more digits.. or something or another.

Then they have number bonds. You can't just add 7 + 7 is 14 you have to find the bonds in the second 7 to make 10 and then add the other bond or something

Arghhh I am giving myself a headache.

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Can anyone see why liberals are so messed up? No wonder kids use calculators.
 

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I follow the VT method, but I break down the smaller number:

26 + 17 =

26 + 10 = 36

36 + 7 = 43

This makes too much sense to use in the modern world though...if we showed this type of logic to kids these days they would probably have to go to a safe space...
 

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A while back at the store the young cashier punched in the wrong number when ringing me up.
She was at a loss on how to make change without the register telling her how much change to give me from my $20 dollar bill.

I showed her three times how to count change back.
She said WOW that's much easier than the way they showed me! ... Sad but true.




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I wonder if the mess described in the OP is the result of trying to start over when The New Math was finally dumped. Just returning to the "old math" would be admitting something that Progressives find very difficult to do.

[I'll whisper it: The old way may be better.]
 

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Can anyone see why liberals are so messed up? No wonder kids use calculators.
We weren't allowed to use them as kids because, and I quote "You won't be carrying around one with you.".

Joke's on them. Guess what my phone, and all other phones have? LOL.
 
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