I know what you mean! I’m 19 and my little sister is 11 and they keep teaching her really frustrating (for her and anyone trying to help when she got stuck) methods to subtract. Her teachers even mark her wrong if she uses the older method vs new
That;s what I’ve seen, too! As a parent, I’ll have to learn this new method regardless because if that’s what she’ll be graded on, that’s what we’ll have to do. I can belly ache all I want, but in the long run, it’s the final grade that everyone looks at. UGGGGGGGGGHHHHH.
Maybe I can teach her the old method when she’s older and she likes it better. I mean, how are these kids supposed to learn long division if they’re subtracting in this stupid way?
I don’t really see how that makes it easier at all????? But I guess some kids must just be better at adding than subtracting so maybe it’s for them then. But even still I feel that the way we were taught is sooooo much easier
I saw a few comments that parents ended up teaching their kids the old method… and the kids actually preferred it! … but the teacher gave them a failing grade on the homework regardless of the right answers because the students didn’t show their correct work.
I guess I’ll find out in a few years whether or not this method will make it into Eevee’s school.
that’s the way I was taught too, and the way that I know for sure the current freshman in my high school were too. So the people I know that are age 13(them) - 19(me) were brought up on the same kind of method.
Okay, so I can assume it’s only within a year or two… or possibly something that’s started this year.
Either way, if any of my followers want to have children, this is something to be concerned about. I understand that curriculum is often changing to either to try and become easier or to keep up with technology but this method was ridiculous. I don’t understand why it’s easier.
Instead of doing 32-15 the way we would… it’s like…
And then you add the second numbers and it comes out to 17. (5+10+2) It’s a lot of extra work and I don’t know if it’s some hoax or if this is an actual thing being taught.
I don’t want my reluctance for Math to change to be because I’m getting old.
i was taught the same way but im 21 so not too much younger than you haha
It looks like it’s a recent concept like within the past few years so maybe even my youngest followers were still taught the same way?
I saw a facebook post talking about some ridiculous way of subtracting and all the comments were from frustrated parents trying to understand this new math when they were helping kids with their homework so I figured it was legit. Something about Common Core Standards?
It makes me worried for my kids when they start school. I want them to excel in school but if the teaching methods are stupid then I’ll just want to rip my hair out,
I have a question for my younger followers. I’ll ask it now and reblog later tonight when you’re out of school.
How were you taught to subtract 15 from 32? Ex:
32 - 15 = ?
We were taught to line the numbers up vertically and borrow from the tens but I’ve been seeing some alternative teaching methods on homework and I’m concerned.