rabbivole replied to your post “drakonlily replied to your post:i DID NOT SIGN UP TO WORK WITH MIDDLE…”
common core was ‘language arts and social studies’ when i was in middle school
There’s common core math now and some of it is really, really weird.
Like in a “I’m really big on figuring out better ways to teach math and I’m open to new ideas, but this shit is bananas” kind of way. Part of my issue is that they give them math problems they don’t yet have the tools to do and have them learn how to do it by, uh, guessing and checking.
Which I get is supposed to help develop an awareness for numbers and using them, but I have the feeling is going to lead to more convos like the one I had today, which was basically “why learn the math if I can just guess and it will work?”
They also teach a weirdly high amount of stats now, which I get, too, but it kinda screws kids over when they move around from middle school to high school (if their school didn’t do the stats, ahahah, good luck, better learn that real quick, welcome to algebra 1).