Tagged: homework

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No more forgetting what they learned yesterday- forgetting curve homeworks

How many times have you heard teachers complain that students couldn’t remember what they learned yesterday, let alone last week or last month? Retention of learning is a big issue and one that must be addressed. This year my department is trialling some key stage 3 homeworks that directly tackle the issue of pupil retention of learning and I thought...

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Online video homeworks

This year I am experimenting with setting online video homeworks with one of my classes. I find this a very interesting and exciting format for the following reasons: In a video homework you can do some model examples and explain the topic in addition to setting practice questions. You can set a homework where the kids progress their learning of...

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Idea for ICT based homeworks; your thoughts and suggestions welcomed…

Why do we set homeworks? What is the point of homework? What are we trying to achieve by setting the kids homework? Consolidation and practice of what was learnt in class? Promoting self-study skills and independent thought? Learning of new concepts? I’d like to think we set homework for all these reasons. It is well known that getting the kids...

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Making 100

Pupils write out the digits 1 to 10 like this: 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 The aim is to create an expression that equals 100 by putting as many + – X and / signs between the digits as they like. You might like to demo...