I Don’t Have Enough Time to Do It This Way

Less mind figure it out to begin with. I hope they’re not giving kids 75 problems for homework anymore, like we used to get. It’d take a week, with all the extra writing.

It’s also starting to look vaguely like the crap that they tried to foist on us in the ’60’s.

8 Responses to “I Don’t Have Enough Time to Do It This Way”

  1. Gunslinger says:

    I remember that “addend, subtrahend, and difference” garbage back in the mid-seventies. Fortunately our teachers didn’t force us to use it.

  2. JeffS says:

    [face palm]

  3. missred says:

    oh good grief!

  4. Julie says:

    I’m trying to imagine Common Core kids in 30 years, standing in a grocery store trying to figure out which can of peas is cheaper, using this method. Not a pretty picture.

  5. leelu says:


    Think about the cashiers…

  6. tree hugging sister says:

    This has to be exponentially harder to teach. Five steps vice two to solve?

  7. leelu says:

    This alone will kill us technologically. No math skills = no engineers. How do you go from this crap to calculus??

  8. Nobrainer says:

    I think I need more context to make a judgement. If this is one in a series of steps to get young kids to understand subtraction so they can eventually do it “the old way,” then what’s the problem? Although if the idea is that kids will do it “the new way” always and forever, then that is a problem. But I somehow doubt that’s the situation.

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