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The educational monstrosity known as Common Core tends to over-complicate what would otherwise be the simplest of problems and thus frustrate both students and parents alike.

Take for instance an unidentified parent who in early 2014 grew extremely frustrated when she saw her child’s homework.

The assignment asked the child to help a fictional character named Jack, who had apparently been unable to solve the simple problem, 427 – 316, by explaining to him how to solve it using a number line.

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The twist, however, is that the number line used in the problem looks nothing like the number line that many of us grew up using to understand positive and negative numbers. This number line had utterly bizarre measurements and inscrutable transitions between numbers.

Rather than force her child to complete the problem, the incensed mother wrote Jack a charming note.

“Don’t feel bad,” the note began. “I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineerings which incldued extensive study in differential equations and other higher-math applications. Even I cannot explain the Common Core mathematics approach, nor get get the answer correct.”

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The mother then shared her radical approach to solving the problem — simple subtraction.

“The answer is solved in under 5 seconds,” she added. “The process used is ridiculous and would result in termination if used.”

She signed the letter, “Frustrated Parent.” (H/T Mad World News)

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Her awesome letter ingeniously pointed out the massive differences in working hard and working smart.

For whatever reason, our federal government believes in teaching kids to work hard by using unnecessary processes to solve simple problems.

A government that possessed sense — i .e., a government not run by liberals — would instead teach children to work intelligently by solving problems using the most direct and efficient route.

Given that our government likes to promote inefficiency to children, it’s no wonder that the government itself is perhaps the most inefficient entity in the world.

Please share this post on Facebook to remind parents that, as one mother noted, there is nothing intelligent or efficient about Common Core.

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