tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5957896812820341397.post7459604986817291164..comments2019-11-27T10:40:36.612-08:00Comments on Delta Scape: Don't you want math to be better for your kids?delta_dchttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18024582157985654525noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5957896812820341397.post-29615261441299122682014-03-28T12:06:22.289-07:002014-03-28T12:06:22.289-07:00Did you see the parent's explanation on facebo...Did you see the parent's explanation on facebook of his "letter to Jack"? He wasn't trying to say new math was bad at all... but that virality thing happened. SiouxGeonzhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14852040976080951492noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5957896812820341397.post-3742965323000105442014-03-24T16:13:23.582-07:002014-03-24T16:13:23.582-07:00I think the point is by doing the doubling, or rat...I think the point is by doing the doubling, or ratio table, the math can be done quickly and completely in your head. If I were asked to multiply 24 and 15 I would need paper and pencil. Common Core is trying to get the students to understand the numbers not just perform an algorithm.Juliehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12025228461526110097noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5957896812820341397.post-82314038553965220772014-03-23T08:54:13.228-07:002014-03-23T08:54:13.228-07:00Why didn't you just say: 24 lbs times 15 minut...Why didn't you just say: 24 lbs times 15 minute and get 360 minutes? I think that would be much easier. Then to figure out how many hours are in 360 minutes just divide that in to 60 seconds (which is one hour) and you get 6 hours. So your answer is a 24 pound turkey should be cooked for 6 hours. That is a more logical way of thinking and a faster way of thinking since in the real world we have to think quickly and the faster you can do math in your head the faster you can make choices.<br />BluMunkeyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00469891381939177918noreply@blogger.com