Mina Boyd, whose kindergartener came home with a Common Core math workbook this week, noticed her daughter’s unusual frustration regarding one lesson entitled “Count and Write 20.”
“Count and tell how many pieces of fruit. Write the number,” the assignment asks.
To Boyd’s surprise, the math problem only included 19 countable apples despite several surrounding problems correctly showing 20.
“They ask her to count and write 20. So she counts, counts again, and again, and says ‘mom, there’s only 19,’” Boyd explained on a Facebook post.
According to Kyle Olson, founder of the Common Core watchdog site Education Action Group, the workbook is produced by a well known publisher with deep Common Core ties.
“The lesson is part of a “Go Math” Common Core-aligned curriculum published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,” Olson noted.
And there you have it. Government organized stupidity inflicted on your children, at your expense.