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  • Shawn Hershey

    May 26, 2019 at 6:19 am

    I believe there are times you need to assign homework, but the homework should be of practice, not deep level thinking questions.  I turn to John Hattie’s work from Visible Learning in mathematics where he uses effect sizes to measure weather an activity has a value of learning that you would want to use it.  He uses 0.4 as his cut off that anything less and 0.4 is not worth your time doing as it will not have the effect that you would like it to have.  The effect size for elementary is 0.1, middle school is 0.3, but high school is 0.55.  I like to keep the homework short because you have to check it the next day which I want to be quick when I do assign homework.