In a feature segment titled “Homework Helper: Math Tips for the Common Core,” on NBC affiliate WGZR Channel 2 in Buffalo, New York, a fourth grade math teacher, Eileen Klag Ryan from Maple West Elementary in Williamsville, explains how to add 9+6 using base ten.
According to Ryan, young students might be uncomfortable solving a simple addition problem such as 9+6, but will be “quite comfortable thinking about their friend 10 because they’ve been working in a base 10 system in the earlier grades.
In the video, Ryan explains how common core math teaches students to decompose the 6 and partner the 9 to a 1 so they can anchor to their friend 10 and see what 9+6 is.
“Partner, anchor, decompose? That’s not math. That’s ‘The Silence of the Lambs!‘” quipped Greg Gutfeld on Fox News’ “The Five”
And here’s another simple arithmetic equation solved by using Common Core math: