— Amber Skoros (@NYCdeb8tr) March 29, 2014
A mom whose child apparently attends school in New York City is not a fan of Common Core math. She recently posted a copy of this ridiculous math problem:
— Amber Skoros (@NYCdeb8tr) March 30, 2014
The Common Core standard that aligns to this question — CC.1.OA.6 — indicates that this convoluted problem is for first graders.
The mom who posted the problem, Amber Papadopoulos, previously tweeted numerous politicians urging that New York withdraw from Common Core:
— Amber Skoros (@NYCdeb8tr) March 11, 2014
@rosannascotto common core is awful on so many levels. The math is inexplicably bad! It has got to go!
— Amber Skoros (@NYCdeb8tr) April 1, 2014
Papadopoulos is just the latest in a long line of parents to post ridiculous Common Core math problem to Twitter. We recently wrote about a kid who missed a Common Core math problem because he didn’t use “friendly” numbers. In January, we noted a confusing Common Core problem that required first graders to use “number bonds” to complete a “math story.”
Backlash to the Common Core standards has been growing around the country. Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., recently signed a law withdrawing his state from the program.