I just watched the extended trailer for Incredibles 2 and laughed… HARD at a veiled Common Core math reference. They didn’t explicitly say Common Core, but it’s clear that is what they were talking about.
Mr. Incredible finds himself in the role of a stay-at-home dad while his wife, Elastigirl, is off doing her superhero thing. He is helping his oldest son, Dash, with his homework. Dash holds up a textbook that says “New Math for Life.”
Dash says, “That’s not the way you are supposed to do it, Dad. They want us to do it this way.”
Mr. Incredible replied, “I don’t know that way, why would they change math? Math is math.”
Dash replies, “Because, it’s ok Dad.”
Mr. Incredible continues to rant, “MATH IS MATH!”
This isn’t much different than what many parents have experienced at the kitchen table trying to help their kids with “the new way” of doing math.