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Herb and Jamaal by Stephen Bentley for May 04, 2015

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  1. Bill watson1b
    BillWa  about 6 years ago

    Common Core math.

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    jbarr68407  about 6 years ago

    That can’t be right. That was the same answer for the second problem, too!

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    King_Shark  about 6 years ago

    I see that verbatim copying of Facebook memes is OK these days instead of actual inspiration.

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    tstuarta1  about 6 years ago

    The first thing that came to my mind when I heard about “Common Core” math was the song “New Math” by Tom Lehrer.

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    Lamberger  about 6 years ago

    You are driving a car at 49 miles per hour and your right front tire goes flat 100 miles from Cleveland. Explain why bananas have no antlers.

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    Robert Maxell Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I teach math at a community college. Often my students try to read the “story problems”, but cannot because they see only their fears — not the words. Also they often do not know HOW to read a word problem — they either “skim it” as they would a newspaper article, or they try to harvest numbers out without getting the meaning. For many of them, at no point do they seek understanding of: 1) what is happening, 2) who is involved, 3) what data is given, 4) what should they already know, 5) what are they supposed to figure out, and 6) what are the relationships.

    I am not a smart man (My wife will remind me of that everyday!) I cannot memorize worth beans. But I do possess a curiosity and a love of puzzles. Too often my students want answers handed to them. They have no curiosity beyond what a friend is eating at a local restaurant or who is going out with whom. Sad.

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    markjoseph125  about 6 years ago

    Looks like the kid has accidentally used the word “math” where he meant to use “creationist”.

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    Seeker149 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Math is a language. If you don’t learn the basics of spelling, grammar, and punctuation, it’s all gonna look foreign.

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