# Common Core Failure

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Common Core Standards Leads to Student Failure What is common core? According to Common Core State Standards Initiative “the common core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live”. (About the Standards, n.d.). Lets start with who designed the common core? Common Core State Standards Initiative said, “states across the country collaborated with teachers, researchers, and leading experts to design…show more content…
you would take the original problem of 7 + 7. The first step would be to break the second 7 into 4 and 3. Next would be to take the 3 and put it back into the problem. Then take the first 7 that was not touched and you get a problem like this now 7 + 3 which equals 10, now take that 10 and add back the 4 that was taken away earlier when you split the 7 apart. Finaly in conclusion to the problem looks like this 10 + 4 = 14. The problem was solved both ways, but the faster way was to add 7 + 7 together, and it was not faster to take the problem apart. (Torres, 2014) Fig. 1. Example of a simple math equation (Torres, 2014). I understand that teachers may use the second method to help students learn how to solve a problem. But I am not fine with a teacher marking a student for not doing it the long way. I feel as if a student knows how to do 7 + 7 by adding it using his style and it was faster their way, that a teacher should not mark the student for not doing it the long and annoying way. My Favorite math problem from common core is when they took another simple question like 29 + 11 which equals 40. How do you solve it the old way, well you add 9 and 1 which makes 10. You take the 0 and leave it in the ones place value under the 9 and 1. You take the 1 from the 10 you got and place it over the 2, now your problem would kinda look like 1 + 2 +1 which equals 4. You put the 4 in the tens place value and it makes 40. Now that was the old