I'm posting this because I believe there will be a lot of interest for this topic from this forum. I don't understand how any of this was passed and is now being put into our states educational systems. This will only make people stupid and your multiplication tables which make life much simpler for us will simply disappear. Sounds great, right? This is what they want to teach your kids. If you have children you should be furious that the government wants to keep your kid at an elementary math level. From what I have heard the states who adopt Common Core Math will be given tax breaks. If that's what it takes for states to adopt it then it has to be terrible. Here's a few videos to help you understand this rediculous concept.