Watch this teacher find the total of 9+6 in just 56 seconds using Common Core math

Posted by on September 19, 2014

Common Core Standards are extracting common sense from Math in K-12 education.

For years we were taught to memorize simple math facts like nine plus six; we just knew it was 15. Not anymore. Common Core requires students to understand why nine plus six equals 15.

Recently an NBC news affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y., WGRZ, began broadcasting a series of video segments called “Homework Helpers”. These are meant to help parents confused by the Common Core homework brought home by their children.

These videos demonstrate how long it takes to do a simple math problem using Common Core.

Check out how Common Core wants children to do basic addition and subtraction in the videos below.

Basic addition:

Basic subtraction:

Common Core transcends simply dumbing down America’s children, it’s extracting common sense from K-12 education.

Thankfully, opposition to Common Core standards has skyrocketed since last year. Three states have officially repealed the Common Core standards – Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Indiana.

The following 34 states have introduced anti-Common Core legislation:

Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Michigan; Minnesota (Data Privacy bill); Mississippi; Missouri; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Utah; Tennessee; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming

The following 16 states have either withdrawn or are in the process of withdrawing from the Common Core test consortia:

Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Florida; Georgia; Indiana; Idaho; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Utah

These 27 states have introduced legislation that bans the use of PARCC or SBAC assessments:

Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Indiana; Illinois; Iowa; Kansas; Louisiana; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Missouri; Mississippi; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Utah; West Virginia; Wyoming

Executive orders have been issued by the governors of these 10 states regarding the Common Core or the test consortia:

Arizona; Connecticut; Florida; Georgia; Iowa; Oklahoma; Louisiana; Maine; Mississippi; New Jersey.

Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia never adopted the Common Core standards, and Minnesota only adopted the Common Core English Language Arts standards.

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Jared Day

Editor and Grassroots Journalist at Rebooting Liberty - Independent News
Jared is a conservative, independent journalist and grassroots activist. He's happily married and blessed with two great kids. Jared produces the Radio Red Nation Rising show on We Are America Radio (WAARadio). He also writes at and is the founder of Rebooting Liberty.