#EduRead: The Case For and Against Homework

This week's article is The Case For and Against Homework by Robert Marzano. This week's article explores some of the research behind the ever-popular issue of homework. For most of us, homework can be a hot topic, so I'm really eager to hear your thoughts as we chat about the article.

  • Students that make below a certain grade must complete homework
  • Homework packet due on test day
  • Working for a specified amount of time, then reflecting on problems that were easiest, hardest
  • Ranking problems from easiest to hardest
  • How can we create closure on homework assignments? Reflection?
  • If homework doesn't improve learning, then eliminate it.
  • How can we be purposeful about the homework we assign?
  • We want students to think about the work we do...what other ways can we make them think rather than assigning a bunch of problems?
  • I'm thinking about error analysis, contrasting cases, sort problems into categories, reflecting on differences in problem types, explaining steps in a problem in writing, creating different versions of problems, giving a problem with the answer and they show steps, etc.
  • Resource: Adult Input Page

1 comment:

  1. Homework is a hot topic in our math department all the time. We had an interesting way of dealing with it last year. I'm curious if we will use that same method this year or re-invent the wheel again.