How Much Homework Should Students Have?

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How Much Homework Should Students Have?

Taylor Perkins works on math homework as homeroom creeps closer. She immediately started working on it after hearing how much she had.

Taylor Perkins works on math homework as homeroom creeps closer. She immediately started working on it after hearing how much she had.

Graham Pagano

Taylor Perkins works on math homework as homeroom creeps closer. She immediately started working on it after hearing how much she had.

Graham Pagano

Graham Pagano

Taylor Perkins works on math homework as homeroom creeps closer. She immediately started working on it after hearing how much she had.

Graham Pagano

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The definition of homework according to dictionary.com is “Schoolwork assigned to be done outside the classroom.” Now although students might not all like this idea there must be something to it, right? Well for the most part that is not the case.

Homework is supposed to reinforce what is taught in the classroom on a daily basis, but is that really necessary?   Do students really need all of that practice? The quick answer to your question is yes and no but let’s explore why.

The best school system according to independent.co.uk is Finland. Finland has very little homework, one mandatory test at 16, and all pupils are in the same classes. It is quite interesting that one of the best school systems gives students very little homework which means there is a method to their madness.

According to Stanford University homework is a primary cause of stress, can cause a lack of sleep, exhaustion, and weight loss. If homework is so bad why do students give so much of it? This question is mostly true but, Duke Today says that 77% of studies find a link between homework and academic achievement.

In between middle school and high school, there is a shift of return from homework according to kqed.org saying that in high school homework is much more important than in middle school. It also states that teachers should give small quizzes frequently to keep their students on top of things.

Although students may not love homework so much, it seems to be a necessity for high school. It helps you more than you may ever realize even though it is assigned to be outside of the classroom.

 

 

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