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hard/easy choices
Posted: Jun 25, 1998 12:38 PM
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Sometimes, if I have a class where students have a wide range
of abilities or backgrounds, I give them a choice
of doing 20 routine problems or 5 challenging problems for homework.
If they need the practice, they'll do the routine ones; if they get
bored with them, they can try the challenging ones. Everyone benefits
when we go over some of the challenging ones, even students who hadn't
tried them. I accept any homework that shows conscientious effort--that
is, half routine problems, half challenging ones etc.

Sorry for rambling; it's the heat.

Maxine Bridger

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