Video: Common Core Teacher Takes Nearly a Minute to Solve 9+6=15

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A Common Core teacher took nearly a minute to solve a simple math problem which could easily be solved by children in a few seconds.

In a “Homework Helper” video filmed for a Buffalo, N.Y., news station, the teacher, Ilene Ryan, takes 56 seconds to explain how to add 9 plus 6.

“Our young learners might not be all together comfortable thinking about what 9 + 6 is, [but] they are comfortable thinking about their friend 10,” she oddly explains. “Ten is emphasized in our young grades as we’re working in a base 10 system.”

After the video was uploaded on YouTube, viewers were quick to criticize her lesson.

“Let me explain why this is bad,” wrote pastorart1974. “The young Marine, on the battlefield, knows his rifle has a 15 round clip; he has fired six rounds already, and his sergeant asks how many rounds he has left. During the Vietnam War, the Marine replies, nine!”

“In our next war, by the time our young Marine figures out the answer, he and his sergeant would have been killed by the enemy.”

Another commenter, methylamine, said the Common Core methodology is “completely backwards.”

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