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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Abbott And Costello Math

( Scroll all the way down and click on the link below to see the video. A reader sent this to me a few days ago.  I haven't seen this clip in many years, but apparently it is more timely today than it was in 1941. Maybe not quite so funny anymore. I  can't verify that it is the same as common core math,but according to BallotPedia "The mathematics standards mandate the teaching of eight specific principles:
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  • Model with mathematics
  • Use appropriate tools strategically
  • Attend to precision
  • Look for and make use of structure
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
I guess Lou Costello was a man ahead of his time.)

Abbott And Costello demonstrate how Common Core Math works from this funny scene of “In The Navy” that was filmed in 1941. It’s amazing that we didn’t start teaching Common Core Math to our kids earlier as you can see how easy it is to do. 13 x 7 really is 28 because after all the steps clearly show that to be the case. If you’re not familiar with Common Core Math find a kid in elementary school or middle school and see if you can do their math homework.

Abbott And Costello Math


Crazy Math said...

Common Core is not about finding the right answer it's about justifying it........Lou Costello was ahead of his times. Kudos to Lou he deserves an A+ for his persuasive performance.

Joe Cormier/jcormier2@myfairpoint.net said...

I'm not "pro" Common Core.

I'm "pro", keeping gov't out of private enterprise, and issues that should be "locally" controlled ... whatever that means. At least, there, the opportunity for debate exists.

Most of us are, probably, aware of Khan Academy (think broadband). The following URL may not be as well known, and might fuel fodder for thought.

Who's on first?


Lou said...

Who's on first? Who else but the government.......they have all the bases covered and for those not familiar with Common Core.....that's not a good thing.