Is homework worth the hassle? - BBC News.
Image caption Pupils who did homework were 10 times more likely to do well in GCSEs, researchers found. It's not the first such ditching of homework. Last month a message from a teacher in Texas.
Homework, or a homework assignment, is a set of tasks assigned to students by their teachers to be completed outside the class.Common homework assignments may include required reading, a writing or typing project, mathematical exercises to be completed, information to be reviewed before a test, or other skills to be practiced. The effect of homework is debated.
Homework is good because it gives students a chance to practice and internalize information presented during classroom lessons. It also encourages parents to get involved in the student's education. In addition, according to the Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations, homework gives students the chance to work at their own pace so that they learn the material better.
The debate over homework has been going on for decades, with the pendulum swinging back and forth between more and less homework for American students. Adding new fuel to the debate is that today’s kids are getting more homework in earlier grades.
The dog just ate all your excuses: A new study shows that homework may make students become better people. Kids who do their homework diligently tend to be more conscientious than their peers.
Is homework a good idea or not? 11 Jan 2017 11 January 2017. Last updated at 16:36.. Homework generally means work that is set by teachers for you to do outside of your normal school hours.
Spending more than two hours a night doing homework is linked to achieving better results in English, maths and science, according to a major study which has tracked the progress of 3,000 children.