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What’s the point of homework?

Studies on homework are frequently quite general, and don’t consider specific types of homework tasks. So it isn’t easy to measure how effective homework can be. But here’s what we do know.
Breaking homework assignments down into smaller parts makes it easier to complete. Pressmaster/Shutterstock.com

6 ways to establish a productive homework routine

When it comes to completing homework, getting organized and celebrating small victories along the way is key, an expert on learning strategies says.
Those worksheets might not do much for a child’s grades. mirtmirt/Shutterstock.com

Is homework worthwhile?

How much homework kids should do is a subject of great debate.
Facilitated discussions about math can help kids learn. PanyaStudio/shutterstock.com

Why students need more ‘math talk’

Most math classrooms feature a teacher lecturing and students quietly working on problems. But research shows that a different approach would lead to better results.

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