Ingrid’s math homework for this week is a practice sheet for the 7 times table. She doesn’t like this kind of repetitive homework much. Her way to make it more fun was gamification and competition: timing herself (hence the iPad next to her) and trying to beat her previous records. This led her to discover that she can do the sums faster if she doesn’t read them out loud.

Apparently she is also one of those people whom music helps concentrate (which is the total opposite of how I work) so we had her favourite playlist with Minecraft songs blasting away next to us.