A caring dad was recently helping his son with his math homework when they came across this math question below. Even though dad has an advanced engineering degree, he couldn’t figure out the method used to work out the math problem. Instead, he decides to write a letter to ‘Jack’ to let him know what he thinks!
Don’t feel bad. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering which included extensive study in differential equations and other higher math applications. Even I cannot explain the Common Core Mathematics approach, nor get the answer correct. In the real world, simplification is valued over complication. Therefore,
The answer is solved in under 5 seconds – 111. The process used is ridiculous and would result in termination if used.
What do you think of education today? Do you think this dad has a point?
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