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Posted 4/7/16 , edited 4/7/16
Posted 4/7/16
See nothing wrong with that I did stuff like that in school and in all honesty I still do that. (Never been good with math in all honesty)
Posted 4/7/16
Haha.
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Posted 4/7/16
That's the correct answer. There are two correct answers to that question, in which the teacher filled the other in with pen. Honestly I'd like to give that teacher a slap in the face.
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Posted 4/7/16
Wow. That's the biggest pile of crap I've read in a long while.

In a couple of years, a math teacher will say:
"a * b == b * a. It's called the commutative law."

And the kid will reply:
"But, teacher. I was told that 3 * 5 is not the same as 5 * 3. So why are you lying to us?"

Sighing, the teacher will then tell himself:
"I should've gone work in a zoo instead. At least they don't train the animals into morons over there."
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Posted 4/7/16
assuming this is legit, that "teacher" should have his/her license revoked and also lose his/her degree (if he/she even even has one)
Posted 4/7/16 , edited 4/7/16
It seems like the lesson is the method and not the answer.
5 groups of 3 is not the same as 3 groups of 5 even though the total is the same.
Posted 4/8/16
It sounds like the teacher made a mistake. All of you saying that the teacher should have anything happen to them should know that's crazy. She made a simple mistake. Don't you do the same thing all the time. It's elementary school. It doesn't matter one bit. The only way you fail in elementary school is to not do work at all.
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Posted 4/9/16
Ahhh the common core what a ridiculous waste of time and money
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Posted 4/9/16 , edited 4/9/16
But...3 groups of 5 makes more sense...and it's still technically following directions...I'm confused
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Posted 4/9/16
What do I think? Common core is fucking retarded.
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Posted 4/9/16

Sir_jamesalot wrote:

It seems like the lesson is the method and not the answer.
5 groups of 3 is not the same as 3 groups of 5 even though the total is the same.


That's not how I see it.
You want pedantry? Here's pedantry.


The sheet says the following:


I can use multiplication strategies to help me multiply.
I can use the structure of a word problem to help me solve it.


Nowhere does it say the structure of a word indicates how a problem must be solved. Only that it may be used for help.



1. Use the repeated addition strategy to solve: 5 x 3.


The kid used the requested strategy, and correctly solved 5 x 3 by using the strategy on 3 x 5, which is a legitimate move in mathematics, as 3 x 5 and 5 x 3 are absolutely equal. All the requirements were met, and the solution is true.



2. Draw an array to show and solve: 4 x 6.


The kid drew an array as requested. The array shows 4 x 6. The result is, again, correct.
And before you argue that the array drawn shows 6 x 4 and not 4 x 6, look at the following:

■■■■
■■■■
■■■■
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The above shows both 4 x 6 and 6 x 4. Don't believe me?
Just turn your head 90 degrees, and you'll see the absurdity in your assumption.

The kid would've been wrong if the question specifically asked for a 4 by 6 array, but it didn't. Instead, it asked for an array showing 4 x 6.
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Posted 4/9/16
>that moment when you need to explain to someone that the commutative property of real numbers holds true
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