Day 11: HWD (How We Do) – Homework

In Geometry we played around with formulas and put some visual patterns into the mix as well. However, today we calculated perimeter instead.

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In Algebra we wrapped up Crossing The River and talked about the equation 25 = 4A + 1. I spent some class time going through a few examples of one and two step equations introducing some vocab along the way.

After we fished up I gave students some practice problems for the last 20 minutes of class.

I want to use today to write about how homework/classwork goes in my classes.

I have students who come from 6 or 7 different schools so there is a wide range of abilities. I don’t believe that giving ever student a single assignment  of 2 – 50 evens reaches students the best way. So here is how classwork/homework goes.

day12Two different assignments for two different ability levels. Students pick one and get to work. I explain that the /homework part of this only comes into play if they choose not to use their time in class productively. I do not ask students to take the problems they didn’t complete home and work on them there. I am more interested in the quality of student’s work over the quantity.

With two minutes left in class I throw up something along these lines:

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Student pick one of the two questions and bring it in complete the next day.