these are all exact, non-edited quotes from common core math worksheets. (accompanied with commentary that i wrote at 1:37 am so this will be entertaining to say the least)
1. how to solve 7+7 (actual common core example)
"Use number bonds to help you skip-count by seven making ten or adding to the ones."
this is elementary school math, not a foreign language class. let me do an experiment. fill in the blank: 7+7= __. you said 14, right? memorization. try it.
2. actual kindergarten math worksheet
(this is a math worksheet displaying multiple vehicles)
"Take out a new crayon. Circle objects with lengths shorter than the crayon blue. Circle objects with lengths longer than the crayon red."
there are a few problems with this worksheet:
1. it's unclear whether they mean the actual cars/buses or their printed size on the page. for reason 2, let's assume they mean the printed size on the page. (just for argument's sake)
2. it's impossible to actually grade this, especially with an answer key, because everyone's crayons will be slightly different lengths and could be shorter than they were when the sheet was done at the time of grading, due to use between the time of completion of the worksheet and the time of grading. really, there's no accurate metric to actually grade this. a student could circle all of the vehicles one color and say they had a very large/small crayon and the teacher would have no way to prove them wrong.
3. no math needed
"Peter made 8 birthday invitations with hearts. He made some more with stars. He made 17 invitations in all. How many invitations had hearts?"