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Homework Helps Math Understanding??????????
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Last Post:
Aug 29, 1997 9:36 AM




Re: Homework Helps Math Understanding??????????
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Aug 28, 1997 10:34 PM


kmichalo@pen.k12.va.us 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 9090 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.
Regards,
 Richard Fouchaux rfouchaux@edu.yorku.ca Music & Math, Milne Valley Middle School, NYBE North York, Ontario, Canada >> http://www.edu.yorku.ca/~tcs/~rfouchaux/ <<



