firstname.lastname@example.org writes: >Below I have copied something that appeared in the NCSM source >book in l994. I hope Liane isn't too unhappy about it.
Thanks for those references, Karen. Perhaps Kim Mackey will reply and elaborate on his 90-90 rule, which he mentioned to me some time ago. Basically it means that in order to be effective, homework should be assigned when the teacher feels 90% of the students can successfully accomplish 90% of the work. Homework is for consolidation and practice, not for figuring out what one "didn't get" in class.
I hope my paraphrasing did not distort Mr. Mackey's intent. In a situation such as mine, where many parents insist on a certain minimum of homework, it will take extra diligence on my part to live up to this rule, I believe. I feel my teaching will benefit.