Now they're calling it "Climate Change." Yeah..... When Mother Nature refuses to cooperate, don't admit being wrong. Just change the vocabulary of your movement.

I remember as a kid, the news reports were worrying about a new Ice Age, now it's climate change and global warming. 30 years time it'll be worrying about an ice age again. I'm just convinced that the climate changes every day.

Well EDCF, get ready for gear limbo. Nothing new showing up, slow fulfillment of orders--the entire gear world ground nearly to a halt until after the SHOT show--and all the costs of it defrayed into the merchandise we will be buying for the rest of the year.

kertap75 I totally agree. My son is in first grade. The math confusion is terrible with common core. My math is not good, but my wife graduated Valedictorian, and luckily she is schooling the kid after school. His math comprehension is way above mine, but only because of her hard work, not the school systems. Even the teachers here admit that they don't understand what they're teaching at times.

My sister was going through that with my niece when she live up here in NY. She hasn't had anything like that since they moved to PA. I would get a call almost every night asking me how to do that stupid math. My answer a couple of times was what drugs do these people take to think this stuff up.

Like most things... Someone was paid millions to invent a new mousetrap. Not a conspiracy theorist, but... Just sayin'

I was good in math until I reached high school then I was just making it through, didn't pick things up until I took physics and the science teacher went over all of the math used in class. That was all it took someone with a different way of explaining things then everything clicked for me. Some of this common core stuff just makes no sense.

Hey, I was 32 when I suddenly realized that division was multiplication backwards... I think. It hit me like a sudden flash of light. Then I realised I could use my fingers for the 9x table. :-/ Mathematical dyslexia is probably more common than your typical reading dyslexia, but the Common Core just made everything dyslexic.

I had my sister email me the math problems and a few times I had the answer instantly when I had the problem in front of me, but not the way they wanted it written out.

What the hell is this? It makes no sense to me and i took calc 1,2, and 3 differential equations and physics 1 and 2. This is worse than all that combined. Sent From Another Dimension

My father is much smarter then I am, especially with math. Hee was helping another grandchild with his first grade math homework. When he couldn't understand what they wanted he called a relative who is a grade school teacher. It took both of them plus 4 of her teacher friends on conference call to do a first graders homework

My wife is gonna post now... Hey, a mathematician would point out that they have solved the equation, 18-10, but not the problem of 17-9. This is a problem, because the Numbers matter. A wrong answer in math is trill a wrong answer, and in chemistry and physics, the wrong Value may become a huge problem.

Oh, got it - tape diagrams are designed to show, conceptually, the problem: the first, larger box, is the total amount. The second, smaller box, is the known portion we're removing from the large portion. The unknown box, with the question mark, is the remainder of the original portion, minus the smaller portion.

The Common Core is designed to conceptualize math, rather than just teach rote process. So kids have to think about it more in the abstract, rather than memorizing the addition and subtraction process. I think. Taking the whole of math and turning it into one giant word problem. And in the above example, they're trying to demonstrate a certain fluidity in thinking and approach, as well as applying graphical models to illustrate, admittedly, basic points. You can find some very interesting PDFs and websites on the subject - it took a couple of minutes, with hints, to figure out what they were trying to do in the above example.

Yes, but if it took you a couple of minutes, how long will it take a second grader and a frustrated parent ? Lower income families may have no access to Internet... An abacus would work better