1. ## Common Core Mathematics

What is your opinion on Common Core mathematics? Donald Trump promised to do away with Common Core and bring back the former methods of teaching mathematics in the classroom. What is your view?

2. ## Re: Common Core Mathematics

my view is that

$P[\text{Trump says }\neg x \text{ today |Trump said }x \text{ yesterday}] \approx 1$

3. ## Re: Common Core Mathematics

Originally Posted by romsek
my view is that

$P[\text{Trump says }\neg x \text{ today |Trump said }x \text{ yesterday}] \approx 1$
I take you dislike Trump? What is your view of Common Core math?

4. ## Re: Common Core Mathematics

I take you dislike Trump? What is your view of Common Core math?
I'm just a dumb engineer w/o kids. I really have no view of Common Core math.

From what I understand the goal is to teach kids a deeper understanding of the basics such as multiplication and division.

The algorithms and drawings I've seen are absurd but those are anecdotal and probably chosen as examples for their absurdity.

I think the deeper problem is that the leaders of certain parts of this country don't have much interested in kids learning.

Educated people are harder to lie to.

5. ## Re: Common Core Mathematics

Originally Posted by romsek
I'm just a dumb engineer w/o kids. I really have no view of Common Core math.

From what I understand the goal is to teach kids a deeper understanding of the basics such as multiplication and division.

The algorithms and drawings I've seen are absurd but those are anecdotal and probably chosen as examples for their absurdity.

I think the deeper problem is that the leaders of certain parts of this country don't have much interested in kids learning.

Educated people are harder to lie to.
Well-stated.

6. ## Re: Common Core Mathematics

I believe the goal of the government is to control the population, an ignorant society that can easily be manipulated if nobody knows anything.