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AllyxKelley AllyxKelley 2 years

Honestly, I don't get the confusion. Those math problems all made sense to me. I think the parents who are frustrated and confused by problems like those, are having a hard time thinking outside the box. Those math solutions are all solutions I've used in my head to solve various math problems in real life, like in cooking, and budgeting.
I was a staunch opponent of Common Core (especially the math), until I read through this article, which opened my eyes. I now see that it's not some weird foreign concept. It's time to give Common Core a chance.

Stephanne1017 Stephanne1017 2 years

I could not agree more with Malashasn. These concepts are not that difficult to figure out. They teach kids to use logic when solving math problems which will ultimately help them to have a better grasp on math overall throughout their lives. Yes there may be terms that aren't as well known, but if you think logically about it you can figure out what is being asked. Yes, for the first couple of years it might be a bit more challenging for kids to understand, but as kids come up through school they will understand these methods more because it's what they have been taught all throughout school. You also have to understand that not all of the problems here are directed toward 5 or 6 year olds. I have a second grader who had homework that is more than appropriate for her age. I don't see what the problem is either.

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