When I was young it wasn't customary to give much homework. Math was the only course that had daily homework. Other classes might assign some homework once a week and perhaps some sort of extra credit about as often. In grade and middle school many teachers used the rule of thumb of one minute of homework per grade per subject. One minute of homework was considered appropriate for a first grader, 8 minutes for 8th graders. In high school more was expected, especially for students on the college track but those on the regular, vocational, or remedial tracks were assigned less. Most high school students who took study hall were able to do all their homework there.
There was a push for more homework when we started to compare our education system to those of other countries. Japanese students were assigned more homework than American students and fear of our students falling behind teachers were pressured to assign more homework. When business leaders got more involved in education they also pushed for more homework with the idea that it would instill a good work ethic in future employees. Now American students are assigned much more homework that Japanese students and most of the rest of the world. Our students are also doing worse than they ever have so all that homework doesn't seem to be going much good.
Much homework is mindless busywork that only serves to dull imagination and make more kids hate school.
I dont think its at all for the hard heads. All teachers that care want to know and see if a student knows what they're doing and one way to do that is give them homework, because a person can be smart and not show it since they didn't do their work or show anything regarding intelligence on the matter at hand or its just because they want to develop work ethic with homework and make sure you learn what results the effort of hardwork produces
Even though people always think homework is unfair and not needed, it is actually quite a good thing. This is because if you are struggling with work that you are doing in class, you can get some some extra work to complete at home that will help you understand what you are doing in class more. If you don't do homework, you can end up falling behind with work and even moving down a group or a class.
Is this a serious question? To try and get their hard headed students to actually learn something. You only get a certain amount of time in each class, the teachers depend on you to want to learn and furthur your education by doing work outside of the classroom. Its homework...not a death scentence.
Basically because you LEARN from homework and it gives you structure. If you don't work consistently in life, you aren't likely to get anywhere and homework attempts to give you that. I agree with mandyloo, I can't believe that teenagers still ask this question. It should be common sense.
So that you can practice what you've learned, lol. Would you rather you get no practice whatsoever and fail all your tests?
I agree with Mandyloo. She wasn't being a B!tch, she was just helping you towards your future education.
If you ask me, it could have been a lot b!tchier, given the question.
im asking this question as a survey for one of my classes. so chill!
whoah! you dont needa go all t!ts on me about it and be a betch.