- Parents feel like their children receive too much homework
- There is conflicting research about whether or not homework increases achievement
- Homework intrudes on family time
- Kids need time to be kids
- Homework is busy work
- Homework has no relevance
Conversely, I feel that students need to be able to prioritize. Students need to practice efficient time management. Breaks usually result in unnecessary remediation. Assigning homework allows teachers to reduce the overall remediation/review time. If homework is assigned, it needs to be meaningful. Project-based assignments challenge students to think critically and empower students to take more of an active role with their learning.
I don't know. I'm interested in the research about this. How likely will students complete assignments during school breaks?
How likely is it that teachers will assign work that makes sense?
Something to think about.
Here is the project. I don't think it's unreasonable.
Mr. Carby One-Step Equations Project
Directions: You must create a PowerPoint Presentation explaining how to solve one-step equations. You must explain how to solve addition equations, subtraction equations, multiplication equations, and division equations. Your presentation must include an example using decimals and an example using fractions.
· At the end of the PowerPoint you must create a 5-question quiz on one-step equations.
· In addition, you must also create a video explaining how to solve one-step equations. The video must be original, with you or your voice present in the video. The video cannot be longer than 5 minutes.
MCC6.EE.5 Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true? Use substitution to determine whether a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true.
MCC.6.EE.7 Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.
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