This is what a solved subtraction problem looks like using the technique my second grader is learning.
At first she was drawing all sixty squares. I talked her into drawing tens as long rectangles.
A page of homework is 20 problems. Each problem takes 3-5 minutes. She also has writing and reading.
To fight the tedium, we used legos one day and a whiteboard another.
But the teacher likes to see the written squares to confirm the kids understand. So while making things physical makes it more fun it only adds time.
I know she’s drifting when she starts climbing the table or erases mistakes until the paper rips.
Any constructive advice?