Erin, I totally agree with you on the homework issue. Sometimes when I send certain things home, I find the parents help their child in the only way they know how--for example, using long division instead of the strategies we have used in class. Therefore, I either send home "fool-proof" homework (ex: ways we use fractions, decimals, and percents in real life) or computation practice. I find that students do need a lot of practice in math facts, and since Investigations does not emphasize such practice, it is perfect for homework. I, too, end up doing the homework as an in-class assignment.