My nephew’s 10 in the 5th grade and yesterday I was helping him with Complex Fraction simplification and subtraction.
I think he spent more time ranting about the unnecessary quantity of the homework and how Nazi like the teacher is about “show your work”.
The thing is, like you and me, he can usually just “look at” a math problem and know the answer.
He’s failed homework for getting the right answers and not showing his work. I really wanted to go in an punch the teacher. It’d be worth a fine and jail time honestly.
I explained last year how his “show your work” is a part of the system, and how it ties into everybody getting paid $$$ so he understands… but still pisses him off, just as it did for me.. and did for you.