Man writes check using common core standards to prove a point — Hilarious!

Doug Herrmann wanted to make a donation to Melridge Elementary. He also wanted to voice his displeasure with how Common Core math is being taught in school.

For those of us that went to school during somewhat normal times in the past, addition, subtraction, and multiplication were concepts that weren’t overly hard for most people to learn in elementary school.


However, the powers to be thought that they could come up with a better way to teach math than the way civilization has been doing it for centuries. Enter Common Core math.

Here are some samples of math exercises being taught in schools.




So, by now you can probably see the message that Herrmann was trying to send. If the school wants to cash this check, they’re going to have to explain their Common Core math concepts to the bank teller. Hermann posted the photo of the check (sans his banking info) to his Facebook and Twitter accounts (we redacted his full name and address for privacy reasons).

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