Suddenly...math is no longer math...but math/language arts. My kids in grade school can't just learn to add/subtract/multiply...they have to EXPLAIN in writing why they did what they did. So, they can do the math right, but not explain it right...and get it wrong. My son with ADHD is very weak in his writing abilities...but is usually pretty good in math. But this new way of teaching discounts his math ability...and his grades suffer because of his weak verbal abililty. Am just so frustrated. They also just can't do basic calculating anymore...they do it this funky new way with little math "trees" where you round numbers and then add or take away numbers...instead of just lining up the darn numbers and adding them. A one or two step process now takes four or five steps. What a collosal waste of class time. Sorry...vent over.