Homework Headache: Using Number Bonds For this week’s homework headache, we chose an example that has recently made the rounds as a common source of common core math confusion. The problem asks the student to use “Number Bonds” to add. Since it is easier to add a 1-digit number to 10 than two 1-digit numbers whose sum is greater than …

## Calculating Cubes

The first few Homework Headaches chosen were from the parents of older students, so we decided to mix it up with a headache from a parent of a 3rd grader. Thanks Dinah for the submission! The problem above depicts a 3-step staircase made up of 6 cubes. Using this as a guide, the problem asks how many cubes we would need to …

## Sum and Difference Word Problems

Adding and subtracting- sounds familiar right? Not anymore. Our kids are learning new methods to perform addition and subtraction problems. Don’t worry, Homework Unlocked is here to help. Homework Unlocked offers homework help to parents so they can teach their kids how to excel in math. Here, Homework Unlocked reviews how to approach sum and difference word problems using these …

## Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators

Remember adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators? If not, you’re not alone! Homework Unlocked is here to help. Using a few straightforward examples, Homework Unlocked will give you a quick fraction refresher and show you how to create matching denominators so you can easily add fractions. Homework Unlocked offers homework help to parents so they can teach their kids how …

## Adding and Subtracting Using a Number Line

Homework Unlocked offers homework review to parents so they can teach their kids how to complete their math work. In this video, Homework Unlocked revisits a math problem that went viral when a frustrated parent struggled to complete his 2nd graders subtraction homework. Here, we clearly show parents how to explain this problem and others to your kids, using number …

## Adding and Subtracting Simple Fractions with Common Denominators

Remember adding and subtracting fractions with common denominators? If not, you’re not alone! Homework Unlocked is here to help. Using a few straightforward examples, Homework Unlocked will give you a quick fraction refresher. Homework Unlocked offers homework help to parents so they can teach their kids how to excel in math. If you only have time to listen, feel free …

## Jack’s Viral Math Homework

Earlier this year many of us read and empathized with the impassioned letter of a frustrated parent who struggled to help his 2nd grader with his subtraction homework. Let Homework Unlocked show you how to help your kids use these new methods to solve old math problem.