Over the past week, I’ve seen this image multiple times on Facebook and elsewhere, a supposed denunciation of the Common Core version of math that kids are now learning:
On the surface, it seems ridiculous. The top makes sense; the bottom is silly; screw you, Common Core!
Except that the top doesn’t make sense, the bottom does, and the connection to Common Core is completely misunderstood. (Says this math teacher.)
Here’s what’s going on: