‘Jeopardy’ Takes On Common Core – And the Disastrous Outcome Has People Talking


by Brooke Bosca | Top Right News

It was Kid’s Week on the popular game show Jeopardy. And one show included a new category, the wording of which shocked many people: “Non-Common Core Math.”

Huh? Where did that come from? Was Alex Trebek making a political statement with this?

Anyway, in this category, the kids are given basic math problems that most people with a basic non-common core math education could quickly figure out in their head. For one kid, who was schooled in Common Core, it was a problem.

He initially got through the very simple $100 level question designed to introduce the category. But it quickly unraveled from there, putting the kid in a deep hole.


Ouch. Sure he didn’t have much time, but this is one of the “smart kids”, and he certainly should have gotten this one:


The answer for which, incidentally, is 3.

It should be little surprise that after two centuries of Americans learning math the rational way — and having our students lead the world — we now have kids who can’t do basic arithmetic. What can we expect when, instead just learning it the old way, we drop crap like this on them:

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Or this:

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My brain hurts!

But the silver lining here is that those who despise Common Core should feel vindicated when a super-popular show like ‘Jeopardy’ takes a big jab at the disastrous “standards” — and shows all of America exactly what will result if we don’t KILL it now.


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