The “Common Core” Nanny Doesn’t Understand Subtraction

For the past few weeks, “Nanny” Melissa Strzala has been posting videos explaining Common Core methods for doing math… and, not surprisingly, she has no clue what she’s complaining about.

The most popular video, with more than 4,000,000 views on Facebook as of this writing, involves subtraction:


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Algebra is Still Important and Andrew Hacker is Still Wrong

A few years ago, Andrew Hacker, a professor of political science and mathematics at Queens College, made a case in the New York Times for why teaching algebra in high school was almost entirely pointless.


He was wrong then and he’s still wrong now.

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All Your Questions About the Powerball Jackpot, Answered

On Wednesday night, the Powerball jackpot will reach an astonishing $1.3 billion, though it’ll probably be more by the time the drawing occurs. Since a lot of you have questions about it, let me help you out.


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According to a Creationist Video, 3 + 3 = 6 is Somehow Proof of God’s Existence

In the latest episode of Creation Today (which I’m sure you all binge-watch), host Eric Hovind explains how God and mathematics are intertwined.

There’s a great moment near the beginning where Hovind tells us how incredibly far mathematics has come, before giving examples that go no further than things you’d hear in high school: “You think about how far math has come, we’ve got binomial theorems, bounded functions, dilation of graphs, square roots, pi…” It’s as if math has never gone beyond that in his mind. But it’s not surprising given that his knowledge of biology barely goes beyond a high school level, either, and yet he claims with confidence that expert scientists are lying to themselves about evolution.

I was going to make fun of that… but then I saw the “Creation Minute” segment. It begins at 6:23 and really gets to some tough problems:


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A Musical Battle of the Sciences

The guys at AsapSCIENCE had me at science and Star Wars and a cappella. Because you really can’t go wrong when you combine those, can you?

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