I know that all of you have busy lives outside of school, and that you and your family have many additional commitments and responsibilities. Along with students having to quarantine again this year, keeping up with homework could become an issue for all of us. For that reason, homework will only consist of reading about 20 minutes nightly and practicing multiplication facts. By fourth grade, students are expected to know the facts through 12 in 3 seconds or less and begin working on division. So each night your child should pratice multiplication facts-this could be a random set, or a specific set of numbers. Flash cards, writing them down, or having them called out while dinner is cooking, driving to sports, etc, are great ways to spend 15 minutes daily with the facts. Once these facts are solid, division facts are easily mastered too.