# New age ways kids do math

deejmemixx
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are you effin kidding me. How the hell are you supposed to help your kids do math when they do it in the stupidest and most confusing way ever. Its no wonder kids are so sally these days, to much thought into things. Keep it simple.

They multiply by doing a cross hatch or some *** that makes no sense...homework since 3:30..its now 7:30...raining and crappy outside and I want to light a stick and pour a glass!!!!

They multiply by doing a cross hatch or some *** that makes no sense...homework since 3:30..its now 7:30...raining and crappy outside and I want to light a stick and pour a glass!!!!

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3,402✭EDIT - holy f.uck nuts, I just looked this piece of *** up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5F7g2ZbKjA

How the hell's a kid supposed to do this ***? It takes ten times as long doing this *** than either multiplying it out

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***, what the hell ever happened to using **** numbers, or just memorizing the multiplication tables?

3,084✭✭9,403✭3,084✭✭7,757✭✭✭✭✭14,634✭✭✭✭im no math wiz, but i had that done in my head before the damn grid was drawn out.

that actually makes math harder than it needs to be. seriously.

3,910✭Daughter: Thats not how they told us to do it in class!

Me: How did they tell you to do it (and she showed me).

Me: Ive never seen that before.

Daughter: But thats the way they taught us.

Me: But my way is easier, and it gets the right answer

Daughter: But thats not the way they taught us!!!

Me: Have it your way. When you're ready to learn how to do it my way, come find me.

An hour and a half later she came back to me, willing to listen, and had it down in about five minutes. What the he11 are they teaching our kids these days, when the process is more important than the result??? And its like this in EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR MATH HOMEWORK.

469✭1,879✭✭✭712✭1,594✭✭✭but speaking of calculators...my oldest son in 10 and is encouraged to use them for his math...it's a real shame...

3,899✭this is more of a **** art lesson than a math class! WTF??

743✭✭1,727✭✭4,317✭Freaking really... I've never done well in math but this is just stupid.

2,963✭✭✭2,124✭✭✭✭9,403✭2,524✭I left high school as a top math student in a three state area. Won math, science, geography, knowledge bowl contests my whole time in highschool (7-12 grade where I come from).

I am helping here and show a very easy and simple way to do her little math problems that make great logical sense. She stared at me like I had a third eye in my forehead. I asked her what the issue was. She tells me her teacher never told her to do it that way. She showed me how it was supposed to be done. I told her that was the most screwed up math I have ever seen. Tried to help her more but she was confused and I didn't want to push it.

The next day she comes how and said her teacher helped her do it. Her exact words 'I asked my teacher to help me because you didn't know how to do math.'

I was so mad my wife had to keep me from the phone. I was going to call that teacher and let her know how bad she is **** up our children. Not the teachers fault, they are told to teach her that way but OMFG. SO DUMB.

3,084✭✭The best line ever "well, we do not have as much time as needed with every student. We have had a number of *whispers* illegal families come here this summer and none of them speak English, so they take up more of our time.

The wife had to walk me out of the school when she seen me turn purple.

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