Kid Misses Common Core Math Problems Because He Didn’t Use ‘Friendly’ Numbers
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In Common Core math, it often is not good enough to get the correct answer. Instead, students are required to show “higher order” thinking skills — in this case, use of the associative property.
Yes, the associative property is important and should be taught at some point. Unfortunately, we suspect that many 7-year olds will not be able to understand this particular assignment.
With limited days in the school year, wouldn’t second graders — second graders! — be better off spending their time attempting to master the traditional subtraction algorithm?
— Sam Heath (@smheath11) March 25, 2014