TechJunkie wrote:I would have bombed Common Core math as a kid. There were things that I simply refused to learn, like long division. Today I might have been held back for it. Back then my teachers recognized my ... eccentricity? as some kind of potential so they mostly let it slide.
I ended up earning a math degree.
(I still can't do long division and I'm not interested in trying. Even in 1985 it was obvious to me that I would never need to do that.)
My 3rd grade teacher (whom we suspected was mobbed up) forced us to do long division. Or else.