Easy Common Core math test
I got a perfect score on the five questions from the 8th grade math test in the NY Times.
Question #4 was the hardest because I didn’t remember the formula for the volume of a cone, but I was able to deduce the correct answer.
I did use a calculator, but I think that children are allowed to use calculators on this test.
This test should be even easier for actual 8th graders who have presumably been prepping with these exact types of algebra/geometry questions as part of their coursework and should have the formula for the volume of a cone freshly memorized. It’s shameful that only 22% of children passed the test. They must have low IQs.
Also, I don’t understand the Republican hatred for Common Core. It makes sense that the type of math that children learn should be standardized across the United States. For example, I don’t see how being able to determine the volume of a cone would be relevant in one state but not relevant in another state.