I've never been a math wiz. I've had a career in a field that involves a great deal of math because calculators and computers can come up with the correct answer to problems involving annoying things like logarithms more consistently than I can. But I can do some basic math. Can even do it in my head sometimes if you be quiet and let me think.
If you asked me to divide 432 by 8 I could do it in my head and it would only take a couple steps. But my way would be wrong even if my answer was right. Because here is how Common Core teaches kids how to do that problem:
This was done by Dan Bongino's daughter, who, having learned to do it the easy way, is now utterly confused by being forced to do it the Common Core way. I could see me getting a big, fat F if I had to do it this way because I can't even tell what "this way" is.