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This Common Core math worksheet offers a glimpse into Kafkaesque third-grade hell

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The latest nightmarishly awful Common Core math worksheet to bubble up courtesy of Twitter is for third graders, according to Twitchy.

Here it is, in all its surreal, subtly cruel glory:

The instructions — “Match the picture with the fraction that names the shaded part” — are likely confusing to a typical third-grade kid just trying to make it through the day. This is because, as Twitter user Jennifer Hall keenly notes, there are no shaded parts.

Of course, the instructions would probably be even more confusing to some poor kid who knows very little about fractions.

Sadly, Hall observes, her daughter is just learning fractions for the first time:


Also, sure enough! Those super-tiny words at the bottom of the worksheet say “Common Core.”

This awful worksheet is the latest in an ever-growing series of stories demonstrating the awfulness of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a curriculum — but don’t call it a curriculum! — currently being implemented by 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Last week, The Daily Caller brought you 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 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)

In September, a father was violently arrested for expressing his frustrations about the implementation of the Common Core at a public forum in the suburbs of Baltimore. (RELATED: Now they’re arresting people who complain about the Common Core)

Also, over the summer, TheDC exposed a video in which a curriculum coordinator in suburban Chicago perkily explained that students can 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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