Common Core Math is Not the Enemy
Brett Berry

I have yet to see common-core applied to bits like factorials (x!), powers (X^Y), or logs (X log(y)). Also, the reason folks forget their formulas is because they never use them. Learning common core or <insert math-teaching method here> will not help retention if there is no application. Using stories to teach math is also fine; but, also fails once the final is over. If these people never use what they learned, they will forget it. This debate over new teaching methods is an old one. For anyone interested, Tom Lehrer’s song about “new math” circa 1960’s.