Kari Haskell, co-owner of a successful bakery in Las Vegas, is known as the “queen of buttercream.” In addition to running her business, Kari is a parent. Yesterday, she posted a Common Core multiplication problem that made her head hurt:

We sympathize, and we’re not the only ones. Here’s a sampling of comments on Kari’s Instagram post:

I’m a teacher and I can tell you- common core sucks.

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This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen. Common core isn’t “approved” in my state yet but our schools are already adding it into the curriculum. The math “shortcuts” make my head spin.

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Not enough cupcakes to make sense out of the common core!

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I so wish we didn’t have common core here in Nevada!!!

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I told my son’s teacher to shove his homework the other day because of this bull!

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Common core SUCKS. I refuse to teach my children that way.

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Common core is the devil

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What was wrong with the old way? Oy vey

Nothing was wrong with the old way. It’s time to get back to retro math, along with some of Kari’s delicious-looking retro cupcakes.