# New math is freakn confusing

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Chinosruca, I support it a lot, the petition start. We had a math night out, the problems that introduced are so for from the children world, from real world. They so artificial...The problem in this new nath is understanding what required, what is the question asks, the solution is usually very simple, but that first 'huh?' could last.

Use the circles (7 in one box and 4 in another) to make 10. Which addition sentence helps you make 10 to add 7 and 4?

Quoting ganna04:Can you give examples? just interested.

Quoting ganna04:What?

Is this use add up to 10 strategy to solve 7+4= , i.e * * * * * * * (7) + * * * (3) =10 and then + * (1) (left from 4)=11 ?

I see, it sooo confusing indeed... mine mind breaker was- 42/7=6, explain how divider, dividend and quotient related, write a general rule about dividend and quotient.

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- chinosruca

Gold Member on Dec. 1, 2012 at 8:51 PMI HATE HATE HATE "new math". I was good at math...in elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. I got good grades. I consider myself to be pretty smart. When I am helping my 4th grader, I feel like she is doing some alien version of math. Some of the concepts are sooooo confusing. To me, it makes no sense. No wonder my daughter struggles. I try to teach her the "old school" way, but I think I am confusing her more because her teacher insists they do it a certain way. I think someone should start an online petition to bring back the old math. Lol.