Today's math homework had 24 problems consisting of higer math multiplication (think 8973 x 87). It took DS (and me) an hour and a half, after which I put a note in the binder that while he completed all 24 problems, due to the time it took, he was not going to complete the THREE other assignments (an essay, spelling words and something else I didn't bother looking at). He (and I) were completely spent after the math sheet was done. Holy shit, you have got to be kidding me - is this fourth grade or is this college?
Moreover, he is obviously not learning how to do this properly at school, otherwise it would not have taken him this long, although if you think about it - even if he was not making mistakes (which ate up more time to correct), it is not crazy to assume that each problem would take roughly 2-3 minutes (new concept - takes longer). So, that still means 60 minutes for JUST MATH! Add in the other language arts assignments and spelling words = this homework was bound to take an hour and a half, even without hiccups!