Published On June 1, 2015 | By Carrie Buchanan |

Yes, please!  Let’s get back to basics!!  When kids knew math.  KNEW it.  Without a calculator.  I grew up with math drills, and the math I learned was pretty basic.  Now, I sit with my oldest daughter and our levels of stress and frustration build until one or both of us explode in tears and rage.  Math is no longer simple, and it doesn’t seem to be taught like it once was.  I don’t blame teachers at all.  It’s the curriculum.

My daughters don’t know basic and simple math.  Friendly numbers make it easy to figure out solutions, but whatever happened to drills that reinforce it?  Grade 6 students shouldn’t be stuck when you ask when 7 x 6 is.

So is the government going to do something about it??  I certainly hope so, because this parent doesn’t know how to help her kids learn when what they are learning is so crazy.

WATCH and let me know what you think.


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