Defending against anti - Common Core propaganda.
I am a retired math teacher substituting in three local school districts. I have seen blogs and videos attempting to discredit Common Core math. They typically show an elementary exercise designed to teach numeration and an understanding of number relationships but are portrayed as unwieldy ways to subtract. One example starts with the traditional subtraction algorithm 12 from 32. See link below
I have met plenty of adults who say "I never really understood math" or "I'm no good at math" or "Math was my weakest subject", I can see how easy it is for memes such as the link above to turn them against Common Core math.
My question is: How can we defend against the obfuscation of the goals of Common Core by people who see Common Core as a threat and want to go back to the "good old traditional ways" (which often didn't work and are one of the reasons for Common Core standards in math)?
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