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Young Contestant Fails Jeopardy Category 'Non-Common Core Math'

Young Contestant Fails Jeopardy Category "Non-Common Core Math"

During kids week on Jeopardy, a category called "Non-Common Core Math" stumped the young contestants. 

With this category, the young participants were required to come up with the correct answer to the basic math question, according to an article on One of the questions read: "1-2+3-4+5," the article said. 

"Tyler, the game's eventual winner attempted to run the category, but met with disastrous results," the article said. In response, The Blaze reached out to Kyle Olsen, co-author of the book, "Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education."

Olson said that he found the struggling competitors "strange."

"But I think it reveals the impact Common Core is having," he said. 

Tyler did well throughout in the first question, but struggled throughout, after taking too much time to answer the questions, his score went negative and decided to move to another category. The two other contestants stayed quiet when host Alex Trebek asked if they wanted to respond to the questions. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor 

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