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VIDEO: The New Common Core Obama Math Standard: "3X4=11", As Long As You Can Explain Reasoning

VIDEO: The New Common Core Obama Math Standard: "3X4=11", As Long As You Can Explain Reasoning


Mac Slavo
August 18th, 2013

Earlier this year President Obama detailed his new educational initiatives aimed at “closing America’s school readiness gap.” As with all things Obama, it seems that “readiness” is yet another doublespeak term that suggests exactly the opposite of the traditional definition.

At a recent school meeting in Grayslake, Illinois curriculum director Amanda August discusses the new federally mandated Common Core education standards, which are currently being implemented into school districts across the nation.

Here’s how we’re readying America’s children for a highly competitive globalized marketplace:

But even under the new Common Core… even if they said 3 X 4 was 11, if they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer, really in words and in oral explanations, and they showed it in a picture but they just got the final number wrong, we’re really more focusing on the how and why.

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I told my daughter's doctor

I told my daughter's doctor about the math in Common Core earlier this year and she was shocked. I told her the way I saw it was 2 + 2 = about 5. Seriously! That's what it was like. She was absolutely shocked. She said math is the one subject about "exacts" and could hardly believe what I had told her. Can you imagine scientists estimating and fudging rather than using exact numbers in their research? Well, I guess we can imagine. The Fed's doing it. ugh!

In base 10 math, the answer

In base 10 math, the answer is 12. We all know that.

But... In programming, we use binary, octal, hexadecimal all the time. If for some strange reason people always had 11 fingers, it's quite possible that 3x4 would be 11, in base 11 math.


As you can see where the 1 is on top line, 3x4 = 12 and 3x4 = 11

Now if I were a student and that was my answer, I'd want the proper points for it. :)


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Much like how the term "that woman" can mean so many things.

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman."

"That woman" being the woman Clinton had on his mind at the time he made the statement, not the one they were asking him about.

This touches on why I hate religious dogma

I'm sure I will be accused of trying to "divide the freedom movement" by just making a point here. (anytime I try to explain why I think its wrong to believe in miracles regarding religion...I'm always attacked in a very similar way to how I'm called a "conspiracy theorist" when I bring up 9/11.)

Religous dogma encourages people to believe the unbelievable, ie: false claims. For those who think that its okay to believe that a man can be buried for 3 days and then magically come back to life, or that a snake was once able to talk, or that a virgin could give birth and remain a virgin...well, those people are certainly more susceptible to believe doublespeak and/or that 3X4 can...in some mysterious way, actually = 11.

Perhaps you should throw away your extra wide paintbrush?

"anytime I try to explain why I think its wrong to believe in miracles regarding religion.." Are you religious? No Do you believe in God or the Word of God, or the stories and lessons within? No I have no contempt for atheist who respect others beliefs, but I have a serious problem with "anti-theist" who break out their wide paintbrushes and paint everyone with faith as an idiot who will buy anything. I have a very deep faith and I do my best to live my life as Christ-like as possible, though I do fall short at times. However, this does not make me any happier about common core, nor does it make me "susceptible to believe in doublespeak". Believe it or not, I don't even believe that 3x4=11. Religion, faith, or lack thereof has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the acceptance of common core. You should spend much more time working on what is wrong with this country, and wrong with yourself, rather than exhausting good energy to fight against people for having a faith that you personally don't have. It is of no concern to you.

Can I ask one question? Did you ever believe in Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy, or the Easter Bunny? And have you told kids, or went along with stories about them? I don't believe in them nor do I teach my kids about them. But if You do or have, then you would be guilty of the very teachings that you somehow blame others for.

Besides, what is the point of "try(ing) to explain why I(you) think its wrong to believe in miracles regarding religion"? Who made you judge of all mankind? Just keep to the things that are important, and work towards changing our government. A persons faith, or lack thereof, is not any of your business. It is also a very personal thing and very offensive. Equating the acceptance of common core and believing "doublespeak" because of faith makes absolutely zero sense. It also gives you absolutely zero credibility when you actually speak of something that is meaningful and perhaps helpful to the movement.

So let me be the first to oblige what you knew in the first place. Your rant and need to push the anti theist belief is very divisive. But you knew that already, no doubt about it. Have a great day.

Do you or Do you not believe that a talking snake

spoke to Eve? What business of mine is it that otherwise seemingly intelligent people think snakes can / could talk? Geeze...think about it.


You believe that ones religious belief is "your business"? You have a long way to go before you even dream of understanding the concepts of freedom, privacy, and liberty. Your opinion of me, or anyone like me, means absolutely nothing. It just shows your true colors, and what is truly important to you.

Faith is Faith and math is supposed to be math

math is either right or wrong. It doesn't matter if you believe 3 x 4 equals 11. It is a proven fact as you can simply lay out a 3 by 4 grid of objects and simply count.

Bringing religion into this is oximoronic. I'm not going to tell you what to believe and you shouldn't tell other people what to believe about God, the universe, and everything.

But I do want to make one necessary point. What you believe about God, the universe, and everything....including how it all got here and how it all works exactly.... is just that. A belief. Most of what you know has been told to you by someone. Most of what you believe is theory and not a proven fact. We actually know very little about the world and how the universe works. There is actually a huge amount of scientific dogma that is taught through out our schools that have very little anecdotal evidence to back them up. When I was in school they would teach it as Theory. Now that my kids are in school, they try to teach it as fact. It is NOT fact, it remains theory, and has not been proven by using reputable scientific methods. Until it is proven by any shadow of a doubt, you are having FAITH that these scientific THEORIES are true. This makes you no different than those who are religious.

Orwell :2+2 = 5 --- Obama's Common Core: 3 x 4 = 12

I guess they have more things in common than just the first letter of their names.

course it goes way beyond Obama but he's the lead puppet right now

Yeah they've implemented a new grading system for this year

Now they no longer have A,B, and C's. It's been replaced with numbers: 5=A+, 4=A, 3=B, 2=C, 1=D, and 0=E.

The change is retarded if you want my politically incorrect opinion. It's progressive reasoning that I frankly don't get. As if numbers will make the kid feel better. Is he supposed to think: " I got a 1. That's kind of close to 'I'm number #1!' Maybe a 1 isn't so bad after all. Not like that horrible D!"

See? It's retarded.

3 x 4 = 11 is 91% correct!!

3 x 4 = 11 is 91% correct!!

Southern Agrarian

Now, Ask Me Why 3X4=12

Answer: Because I Can See That it is True...