for the first time in the past several years I have several students who have passed all of their multiplication facts and some of their division facts and we are only ending the first nine weeks this week. Normally it's like pulling teeth while standing on my head and whistling dixie with one arm tied behind my back (get the picture of the difficulty normally experienced :lol: ). I still have 3 or 4 that are giving me the teeth pulling picture but the other 15 are really doing well. Maybe this class won't have math scores in the basement this year like the crew from last year. one can only hope.