My students are consistently showing no effort in their work. It's maddening. Today, I put them on the softschools webpage because they have a long division activity that walks them through the process. I've taught the process, we've practiced, completed interactive notebook pages with the steps.

The activity has step by step directions as you do the problems.

The issue is that my kids aren't even trying to figure it out. They won't use their notebooks. They don't even try to figure out their multiplication facts. Even 33-30 stopped some of them in their tracks. They KNOW how to do this, they just refuse to do it. If the answer isn't immediately apparent, they won't even try.

I told my class that I KNOW they were taught their multiplication facts in 3rd grade. One student replied that the teacher taught them, but he didn't learn them. And whose fault was that? "The teacher"

I warned them that we are hitting multiplication facts HARD after the break, and there will be no more use of multiplication tables. They will have to learn their facts.