Has your child ever brought home homework with a name-collection box? Did you break out in a sweat thinking "I've never seen one of these before? How on earth am I going to help with this?" No? That was just me? My daughter brought home a ...

# Math Homework 101

## Math Homework 101: What Is Counting On?

What is counting on? Counting on is an essential skill that your kids will start working on in kindergarten (or even earlier)! It's not a difficult skill, but it is a crucial skill that sets the stage for addition and subtraction. What is ...

## Math Homework 101: The Benefits of Skip Counting

Let's do some skip counting! Yes, I know this is one of those things that you've got a handle on. I did too. But what I didn't get was why there was such an emphasis on it. What are the benefits of skip counting? My girls started working on ...

## Math Homework 101: What is a Number Story?

Let's talk number stories. I know, I know. I hear the collective groans. But, bear with me. We can and will tackle these. What is a number story? Quite simply, it's a word problem. (Don't ask me why they changed the name. I have no idea.) Number ...

## Math Homework 101: What is a Hundred Chart?

Pull up a chair. It's time for another addition of Math Homework 101. Today, we're answering the question, what is a hundred chart? What is its purpose? And, why on earth is my kid using it so much in class?! Disclosure: This post contains ...

## Math Homework 101: How to Use a Number Line

Okay parents, it's time to chat. I've heard from so many people both online and in real life and they are all frustrated with their kids' math homework. How are we supposed to help them if we have no idea how to help? I know you've got tons of ...