Bullshit is that they went and changed math. I have three kids, and I can't help them with simple grade school math problems. It's not that numbers have changed; the way you get those numbers has changed. I guess the way we old folks learned math was wrong and stupid, and we are all dumber for learning it.
My youngest daughter is in 3rd grade, and I can't help her do subtraction. I guess you can't carry numbers like I learned, and I am an old dog who can't learn new tricks.
I'm sure it's simple, and maybe it is a better way to learn math. But, I should not have to fight with an eight-year-old about subtraction and feel stupid. Bullshit.
submitted by christa