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This Dad Wrote A Check To His Kid’s School Using Common Core Math

This is a repost of an article on BuzzFeed. I found it amusing.

Ahh, Common Core math. Now implemented in 46 states, the controversial standards have had parents crossing their eyes in confusion and frustration since the day it was introduced.

Many parents have taken to social media to share their disdain for the new standards.

But one Ohio dad showed his kid’s school how far removed from real-life application he feels Common Core is in a way that’s sure to get their attention: He challenged them to take it to the bank.

But one Ohio dad showed his kid's school how far removed from real-life application he feels Common Core is in a way that's sure to get their attention: He challenged them to take it to the bank.

The donation check to Melridge Elementary was written out according to the longform Common Core standards — which anyone old enough to work at a bank would have to learn from scratch before cashing the check.

Original article:   http://www.buzzfeed.com/morganshanahan/this-dad-wrote-a-check-to-his-kids-school-in-common-core-mat#.hhjxg09M 

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2 Comments

  1. Would a bank have accepted a check for (2+7)x10+(2×5)?

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    • Hmmm…dollars or cents? So 2+7 = 9 x 10 = 90 + 10 (2×5) = 100. So, $1 or $100? Oh wait…perhaps Euros?

      If you wrote the check that way you would still need to write a total on one of the two lines wouldn’t you? Toss in the word dot or decimal after the x10 and see if they understand that?

      Thanks

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