Here is the latest in a long line of frighteningly stupid Common Core math worksheets to bubble up courtesy of Twitter, according to Twitchy.
More Common Core “math”…. pic.twitter.com/yBKAvYpn1p
— SHERRI C (@Maxicat) February 9, 2014
This one is being inflicted on America’s third graders.
As Twitchy notes, this flawed “front-end estimation” method wasn’t invented by the people behind Common Core. The concept — which refers to the correct answer to an addition problem as merely “reasonable” and allows students to be off by over 22 percent in their estimation — has been around for decades.
At the same time, the methodology is aligned with the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which attempts to standardize various K-12 curricula around the country.
This math lesson is just one more in the constantly burgeoning inventory of hideous Common Core math problems.
This particular math problem is strangely reminiscent of the video The Daily Caller exposed over the summer 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])
Earlier this month, 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’)
Recently, 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)
A few weeks ago, there was 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)