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What Math Homework Will My Child Have?

What Math Homework Will My Child Have?

Let’s face it: Some of us are clueless about math, let alone the “new” math children are learning in school. And the homework can be even more confusing. Raymond J. Huntington, Ph.D., co-founder of Huntington Learning Center, shares what types of homework you should expect your elementary school-aged child to be assigned.


What types of math homework should I expect for my elementary school child?

In second grade, children will bring home math worksheets, which may take 10-20 minutes to complete. These worksheets will focus on explaining math concepts.

In third grade, nightly math homework should take 15-25 minutes and moves into multiplication, division, and early geometry (in addition to multi-digit addition and subtraction).

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In fourth grade, nightly math homework becomes more complex (covering geometric figures, introduction to decimals, fractions and percentages, and more) and should take 20-30 minutes, and other homework and projects will take additional time

In fifth grade, students are expected to do math (decimals, fractions, percentages, ratios, and much more), maintain a planner and organizational system, study for quizzes, and read every night.


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