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Common Core’s New New Math has the Same Problem as the Old New Math

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Bad ideas are like unlucky pennies – they keep coming back again.

Take the New Math. Or maybe I should say the New New Math.

Common Core State Standards suggests we teach children a new way to do arithmetic. We should focus on multiple ways to reach an answer with an emphasis on understanding the concept behind the problem rather than just manipulating numbers.

It sounds fine in theory – until you think about it for five minutes.

When learning a new skill, it’s best to master a single, simple approach before being exposed to other more complex methods. Otherwise, you run the risk of confusion, frustration and ultimately not learning how to solve the problem.

Take directions.

If you’re lost and you ask for directions, you don’t want someone to tell you five ways to reach your destination. You want one, relatively simple way to get there –…

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Let’s Abuse an Elderly Woman

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The Muskogee police department in Oklahoma has released video of a police officer using pepper spray on an elderly woman.

Body-cam video of the incident shows an officer using chemical irritant on 84-year-old Geneva Smith last week in her house. The video was given to local news outlet FOX23 this week.

Officers were following the woman’s 56-year-old son, Arthur Paul Blackmon, for running a stop sign. Blackmon led police back to his mother’s house and entered, refusing police commands to stop.

An officer kicked in the door and entered the house, and shot Blackmon with an electrical stun gun while he had his hands raised.

Six other officers entered the residence, and Smith emerged from a room before being ordered to turn around. About 40 seconds later, an officer uses pepper spray on her.

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This was an 84-year-old woman! They really couldn’t have calmed down a very elderly woman, whose house they had just broken into? Because her son had……..run a stop sign?????

Give me a fucking break. Unbelievable.

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Bloodsuckers

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Just a thought…

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Google

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Six of one…

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Let’s See, Which Ones Go to Jail?

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You know, this could be a winning strategy…

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Go Comics

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At least until you start talking about politics or religion…

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Miami Herald

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