As funny as this image from a Facebook post is, the comments were even more hilarious! Here are just a few of them:
I guess i'm moving to Kentucky then...
is it really if so i would so move there
Math is a gateway drug. It leads to Science and Critical Thinking.
Well, if it is common core math...I don't blame them!
This story doesn't add up
They need to get this under control before it escalates and the problem multiplies!
I just finished doing some math. Should I turn myself in?
This is your brain on MATH..... ANY QUESTIONS?????
Somehow it just doesn't ADD UP
I hate those lawless common denominators!
They went on to bust a spelling bee!
Must have been a common core math lab.......
Comments such as the above, are why I tell my MathQED team not to take it personally that we are having an uphill struggle getting kids excited about math and math applications in their everyday lives. As funny as these comments are, they illustrate the deep-seated disgust and fear of mathematics in the U.S.
However, on a brighter note, we are in discussions with a few foundations, and techies from Silicon Valley who know there is a serious math problem in this country and want to join forces to do something about it before it's too late!