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Bizarro Common Core kindergarten math homework stumps DAD WITH Ph.D.

Posted By Eric Owens On 2:49 PM 03/16/2014 In | No Comments


Here is the latest in the never-ending litany of frighteningly stupid Common Core math worksheets. This one comes from the father of a kindergarten student in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.

“I have a Ph.D., and I have no idea what is supposed to be done with this homework assignment,” the flummoxed father told The Daily Caller.

He sent the bizarre worksheet to TheDC on the condition of anonymity because he didn’t want to risk having his child be the subject of any reprisals from school employees.

“I can tell you that my five-year-old brought this home as kindergarten homework Thursday,” he said. “It was a single page worksheet, with the ‘Dear Parent’ section stapled to the top.”



The doctoral dad added that he did research some of the terms on the worksheet “enough to know that ‘K.OA.1′ is Common Core language.” (TheDC’s cursory Google search of the term ‘K.OA.1′ brought up “Kindergarten Common Core Math” with the second hit.)

The baffled parent also noted that the “subtraction stories” worksheet is copyrighted by Houghton Mifflin.

“I did consider that this was some sort of mistake—that is, the wrong instructions were attached to the worksheet,” the kindergarten father told TheDC. “But, notice, the headers seem to match.”

The Ph.D.-holding dad also spied the apparently misspelled word “transprancy” [sic] just above the picture.

“I have no idea what ‘transprancy’ means,” he observed. “It is disturbing to think about how much thought goes into the curriculum. And by that, I don’t mean how little thought, but just that: How much.”

This math lesson – such as it may be – is just one more in the constantly burgeoning inventory of sad and hideous Common Core math problems.

Just this month, for example, Twitchy exposed a stupid, overly complicated set of Common Core math problems involving “number bonds”—and so much more. Those problems were also being inflicted on kindergarteners. (RELATED: Here’s PROOF that Common Core aims to make America’s children cry)

Also in March, a frustrated dad posted his kid’s absurd Common Core-aligned math homework on Instagram. (RELATED: ‘Why are they making math harder?’ More absurd Common Core math problems)


In February, a group of Common Core-aligned math — math — lessons oozed out of the woodwork which require teachers to ask students if the 2000 presidential election was fair and which refer to Lincoln’s religion as either “liberal” or nothing. (RELATED: Common Core MATH lesson plans attack Reagan, list Lincoln’s religion as ‘liberal’)

In January, The Daily Caller also brought you a surreal, subtly cruel Common Core math worksheet. (RELATED: This Common Core math worksheet offers a glimpse into Kafkaesque third-grade hell)

January also brought a set of incomprehensible directions for nine-year-olds. (RELATED: Here’s another impossibly stupid Common Core math worksheet)

In December, Twitchy found the most egregiously awful math problem the Common Core had produced yet until that point. (RELATED: Is this Common Core math question the worst math question in human history?)

In November, Twitchy collected several more incomprehensible, unintentionally hilarious Core-aligned worksheets and tests. (RELATED: EPIC FAIL: Parents reveal insane Common Core worksheets)

Over the summer, The Daily Caller exposed a video showing a curriculum coordinator in suburban Chicago perkily explaining that Common Core allows students to be totally right if they say 3 x 4 = 11 as long as they spout something about the necessarily faulty reasoning they used to get to that wrong answer. (RELATED: Obama math: under new Common Core, 3 x 4 = 11 [VIDEO])

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Re: Biazaro common core kindergarten math homework stumps dad with PhD
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 02:41:26 PM »
Wait till his child gets to 4th, 5th and 6th grade. He aint seen nothing yet.

And as far as this "Write a subtraction story"  assignment.   I can explain it by writting a couple.

There were 7ducks flying over the pond.   Dad shot 2. How many ducks flew away?

If the field dress weight of a deer was 115 pounds and it yielded 65 pounds of meet, how many pounds of the deer was not used?

8 adults were on the School Board. 1 was fired for friending a 12 year old girl on Facebook. How many are left?

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Re: Biazaro common core kindergarten math homework stumps dad with PhD
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 02:46:49 PM »
This is a great video warning you of the math being taught.    My son is now in 6th grade and we seen him being hit with this from Kindergarten through 4th grade.  They ended it by the time he got to 5th grade and for a short time went back to regular math, but now in 6th grade its all algebra weather they are ready for it or not.

Math Education: An Inconvenient Truth .

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Re: Biazaro common core kindergarten math homework stumps dad with PhD
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 03:56:15 PM »
Wait till his child gets to 4th, 5th and 6th grade. He aint seen nothing yet.

And as far as this "Write a subtraction story"  assignment.   I can explain it by writting a couple.

There were 7ducks flying over the pond.   Dad shot 2. How many ducks flew away?

If the field dress weight of a deer was 115 pounds and it yielded 65 pounds of meet, how many pounds of the deer was not used?

8 adults were on the School Board. 1 was fired for friending a 12 year old girl on Facebook. How many are left?
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