Here's how the conversation went...
Me: Dear Math Guru, Why does the curriculum map say that the children only need to understand denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 but then tells us to teach whole numbers over one. Those two things contradict each other. Which is correct?
Math Lady: Dear Dumb Teacher, please refer to the curriculum maps provided by the district if you are unsure of the standards. You should be viewing the learning targets.
Me: Dear Math Guru, Please refer to page 26 of YOUR curriculum map. I am reading the targets.
This was followed by several equally insulting responses and finally no answer at all. Really? I mean, REALLY?