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Frustrated 1st grader says “Mom, can’t I just subtract 8 from 14?”

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From McGraw-Hill Common Core aligned curriculum My Math.

And no, dear first grader, you must think deeper and have rigor in first grade math no matter how confusing it is to you or even adults. It’s not enough to know the answer to 14-8.  Common Core choice architects have made math so confusing this student (and others) may grow up dreading math.





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