The litany of frighteningly stupid Common Core math worksheets never ends. Perhaps now, though, kids are starting to fight back in satisfyingly creative ways.

An alert reader sent The Daily Caller this image of her seven-year-old son’s perfectly reasonable homework answer. The boy attends a public elementary school in San Jose, Calif. He is in the second grade.

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The math curriculum used by the school is GO Math! The publisher of GO Math! is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The parent who sent the homework question to TheDC noted that the curriculum aligns with the Common Core math standards.

“If you look closely under the math question, you will be able to see the Common Core standards in a blue-colored print that aligns to that particular question,” she explained.

The constantly burgeoning inventory of sad and hideous Common Core math problems is very long.

Just what in the HELL is a 'Number Sentence'? If this is representative of Common Core…folks…we have a problem! They have taken the basic fundamentals of mathematics, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division…and decided to just INVENT a new format! Behold…the 'Number Sentence!' Now, it's either a number or it's a sentence, but it isn't BOTH. I wonder how they plan to teach the multiplication tables. It's NOT something that you can just stare at and DEDUCE! You just have to commit those tables to memory. Now…since multiplication is actually a rapid way of adding…if you don't memorize it…you have a lot of work ahead. In some eastern cultures, if you plan to buy 25 sheep from a man, for, let's say, 3 dinars, and have agreed on that price, in His experience, he needs to see you hand him 3 dinars every time you get a sheep from his pen to yours. If you use multiplication to arrive at the final price (25 sheep times 3 dinars = 75 dinars) he will NOT understand, but will think that you are trying to cheat him!

Welcome to Common Core!

I wonder if the proponents know what 12×11 is. Perhaps they are baffled by the symbolism. I'd bet you a dollar that they wouldn't understand that the hypothenuse of an isosceles right triangle is the square root of 2 times the length of either side.

The administration exhibited some real math skills today when he came out and was so proud that they met the seven million insured mark. He was so proud but I have one of those common core problems. They don't seem to know how many people actually are paying. It looks like these genius people who figure the unemployment rate by sticking a feather in the air must be the ones counting the insurance people. Let me see they say they got seven million but they really don't know if that is a real 7 million because they don't know who said they would pay. I have a better number for you there were about 5 million who lost their insurance because of Obama care. In a number sentence this is how that looks ?7 million-5million lost= 1 piss poor insurance plan. Why didn't the congress and the senate and the president go under the plans they dreamed up for the peasants???

How about this:

If 7 million people signed up for Obamacare but only 850,000 actually paid any premium, how much is that going to cost the working American's in their shared responsibility fee?

Now there's a math question for you.

Call 'common core' what it really is, communist indoctrination.

The phrase "number sentence" has been used for decades in normal, regular, pre-common core math teaching. I taught math in 4th, 5th and 6th grades from 1966 to 2001. A number sentence is the translation of a "word problem" into a "number problem" or "number sentence". Example: Mary had three vanilla cupcakes and four chocolate cupcakes. How many cupcakes did she have in all? (That's the word problem.)

3 vanilla cupcakes +4 chocolate cupcakes= 7 cupcakes

3+4=7 (This is the number problem or sentence.)

__Actually, Harold, this is a reply to dbur who asks if 7 million people sign up for Obamacare but only 850,000 actually paid any premium….(see above post). Here is my answer to his "trick" math problem. My brain (which is really hurting after listening to that woman's explanation of a simple math problem) tells me that the answer is zero. The problem uses the term "working American," which makes me ask, "Does anyone in America work?" and the term "shared responsibility." I learned in my Common Core reading class that this phrase is obsolete and has been since 2008. Therefore, this has to be a trick question. And, Harold, I agree with your comment!

If you were in the class in which that woman is trying to explain a simple math problem with Common Core standards, she would say to you, "What's your point?" Why not give President Obama a few fun Common Core math problems at a press conference and let him explain what answer his brain gives him. He was way ahead of his time since he obviously was educated under some form of Common Core. He mispronounced "corpsmen" and couldn't spell "respect."

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