Convoluted confusing confounding Common Core
The student’s answer makes a lot more sense to those of us who have to do math in real life. Clearly common core is replacing common sense. Most will agree that simplification is valued over complication. The Common Core approach to math is useless in the real world! Isn’t the entire point of school to prepare students to enter the real world? If a teaching method does not actually prepare people for reality, then it has failed. Simple.