I'm the parent of a 10-year old in a Miami-Dade County school. My wife is the one who normally tutors our child and helps her through homework, but I step in now and then to change the pace, or to defuse the frustration the two experience with this "new math." I have been witnessing a most convoluted and needlessly complicated system of math since our child was first exposed to Go Math! Florida the last school year. My wife and I, two highly educated adults (a J.D. and an M.P.A.), have each been doing practical math problems throughout more than 30 years of professional life, and now have to struggle with 10-step formulas for a simple division problem that can be solved in two or three steps. Maybe I'm missing "the big picture" of this system's "deep understanding" of math, but I doubt it. I vote for the straight forward math.