Another Reason For States To Back Out Of Common Core
Article 5 in a series on Common Core Standards
by Celeste Busby
As far as curricula for Common Core (CC) goes, there are a couple of major issues that concern parents. One is “fuzzy” math and the other is the CC Reading List that is not always age appropriate, and in some cases, is even pornographic. I’ll cover the latter in Article 6. For now, let’s talk about math and the fact that Virginia’s Math Standards of Learning are closely aligned with Common Core Math Standards.
Prior to about 1958, students were taught what is called Traditional Math, and they memorized the Multiplication Table that gave them a learning advantage, for example, being able to figure simple problems in one’s head and estimating. More