Some may shout "conspiracy theory" but I do not think it is too far out there, to say this is planning to make people dumber and unable to think. Look at the above, if adults can barely figure it out how are children going to figure it out?
Common Core Is Making Me Stupider
"As you may know if you follow me on Facebook, I pretty much hate, with a capital H-A-T-E, this “new common core” math being taught. Every day it’s a massive struggle for Chris and me, him with a Masters Degree and myself with a Bachelors, to teach 3rd grade homework to our daughter.
Today was just another example of “fuzzy” math."