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Education

Revolutionize School

Why go to school for nine months when you can compress it into six weeks of summer school for full credit?  Why teach how we teach and not focus on one area for six weeks at a time? Six weeks of Algebra. Six weeks of US History . Six weeks of French. Six weeks of Ancient History. Six weeks of Latin. Six weeks of Chemistry. Six weeks of Grammar. Six weeks of Physics. Six weeks of Language Arts. Six weeks of basic emergency first aid. Six weeks of phonics and learning the  ...

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Education

%CommonCore

Have you seen this %fuck-yer video? Hilarity. Oh, obviously not work safe. Or possibly kid safe if your kids aren’t mine.  Onto more pressing things. This is turning into a Common Core blog! I’m sorry! I didn’t mean to, I swear! This video popped up today and I’ve spent the day in awe of it. I showed it to my dad, who said, in so many words, it’s nuts and math facts are math facts and you memorize them and move on to higher maths. I showed it to my  ...

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Education

Common Core

My last few instagrams have been tagged with #commoncore #commoncoresucks #ihatepicturesofmath #floridaeducation #thirdgrade #math and I should have added #frustratedthirdgrader #frustratedparent and a few other choice #expletives on top of those. That image is the most recent. I used a slightly different one as my post image,  but both contain math problems that we had problems deciphering. I deduced that the answer was ‘a’ only because solving the equations produced an  ...

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