__Natural News – by Mike Adams__

If you look around America today, mathematical mental illness is found everywhere. It’s found in the federal budget, where numbers only mean what we are told they mean, not what they really mean. Mental illness is also found in medicine, where mentally ill victims of mercury in vaccines viciously attack parents who seek to protect their children from those very same vaccines. It’s also found in the new “Common Core” curriculum, spearheaded by the federal government, which seems intentionally designed to make children mentally ill and as confused as possible.

Case in point: See this homework assignment from an elementary school in New York. The “mathematics” exercise instructs children to “Draw the cubes you colored in the number bond” and then “Show the hidden partners on your fingers to an adult.”

The final instruction asks students to “Color the fingers you showed.”

I do PhD-level work in analytical chemistry and code complex relational databases, yes despite my best efforts to grasp this Common Core exercise, **I have no idea what on Earth this lesson is attempting to teach**.

Here’s the homework assignment. See if you can figure it out:

Examining these lessons, I feel a genuine sense of alarm for the future of America. If even the people writing mathematics lessons can’t communicate clearly, then we are rapidly descending into *Idiocracy*. The real aim seems to be about making schoolchildren mentally ill so that they cannot possibly understand the federal budget deficit, national debt, or the coming collapse of the U.S. dollar (which will destroy their paychecks and life savings when it ultimately happens).

## The mystery of the shaded parts

Here’s another Common Core lesson that just baffles the mind. The lesson asks children to “Match the picture with the fraction that names the shaded part.”

As you can clearly see, **there are no shaded parts**! Yet this appears to be the whole point: to drive children insane by making them believe they cannot grasp reality.

Your schoolchild can get extra credit, as you see at the bottom left of the sheet, by, “telling how you made each match.” I have no doubt the correct answers here would be along the lines of, “I used government math to figure it out” or even, “The pretty one is the best answer.”

## The worst math question in human history

Finally, there’s one more Common Core exercise that the Daily Caller has named the “worst math question in human history.”

Here’s a scan of the question:

*Juanita wants to give bags of stickers to her friends. She wants to give the same number of stickers to each friend. She’s not sure if she needs 4 bags or 6 bags of stickers. How many stickers could she buy so there are no stickers left over?*

This question really only makes sense if you replace “stickers” with “bags of cocaine.” Then it actually sounds slightly less insane, figuring that people who snort bags of cocaine probably don’t care much about mathematics in the first place:

*Juanita wants to give bags of cocaine to her friends. She wants to give the same number of bags of cocaine to each friend. She’s not sure if she needs 4 bags or 6 bags of cocaine. How many bags of cocaine could she buy so there are no bags of cocaine left over?*

The answer, of course, is FIVE.

## How to educate Americans to take vaccine shots, believe in Big Government spending and obey your commands

The Common Core curriculum, of course, is all about **training young minds to be so utterly confused** that they will agree to inject their own children with mercury in vaccines while voting for whichever candidate promises to give them the most “free” stuff.

Common Core is about **making American children incredibly stupid** so that as those children reach voting age, more people will vote for stupid government that enacts stupid laws to achieve stupid results.

It’s about making intelligent thought as elusive as possible so that people can be easily manipulated into thinking that drinking diet soda makes you thin or that taking blood pressure medications makes you feel healthy and vibrant. (Or even that eating Happy Meals makes you happy.)

As long as the population is trained to exist in a state of total confusion and bewilderment, they will actually believe the news they hear on MSNBC or the dodgy answers coming from the White House press secretary. In a nation where the political party with the greatest number of stupid people wins the next election, dumbing down the masses is a key strategy for long-term power!

Nations like China, India and Russia, meanwhile, are actually teaching their children to succeed at math and science.

From: http://www.naturalnews.com/044338_Common_Core_math_education_Americas_children