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Abbott and Costello understood the Investigations math used with Common Core

April 9, 2014

Common Core continues to be quite a contentious issue nationally and locally. As a part of the Common Core Standards implementation has also been the transition to “Investigations” math. There are some parts of Investigations I quite like. But one part I don’t like is the idea that having a correct answer is less important than the steps taken to get an answer. Tests used with investigations can actually give a higher score to an incorrect answer with all work shown than a correct answer with no work shown. Today while watching old Abbott & Costello videos I found the perfect situation for Investigations math to be used. Here is the YouTube clip of the Abbott & Costello routine “28”:

And there you have it. By using Investigations math Costello would have gotten a high score by showing 13 x 7 = 28. Costello was decades ahead of the education system and he didn’t even know it!

Since I’m posting old videos I think its worth once again posting this classic Tom Lehrer bit of satire talking about the “New Math” movement back in 60’s.

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