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Homework grading?

Apr 9, 2013 5:09am

Do you grade your homework based on completion or accuracy?

  • Math
  • 9-12
  • Assessment


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    • Apr 21, 2013 6:30am

      I would think it has to be graded on both accuracy and completion. I have never heard of teachers who say that anything for an answer would be acceptable. Students need to know that they can achieve on their own and have the ability to solve problems correctly. I think you have to reflect on your homework situation to find the best situation for your class. What if you assigned homework in class? What if you gave the students the authority to grade homework? What if you have students develop problems? Can they connect those problems to their daily lives? Are the homework problems engaging? Just something to think about.

      • May 9, 2013 11:01pm

        You may want to check out Rick Wormelli's work. He talks a lot about grading.

        • Jun 8, 2013 8:45am

          I agree with Eric on this one, I do both. My students think that I am such a nit picker but I need them to learn and their effort is taken seriously. If it's a question of some latitude for mistakes, I also allow them to do some HW over. It's not unusual for for to take home stacks and stacks of papers to grade. And they say grading for math is easy?! Yeah right.

          • Apr 9, 2013 8:14am

            Completion. I've actually heard of people who give the answers when they assign their homework.

            • Apr 9, 2013 10:28am

              Mostly Completion - this includes showing work.. Often I will choose a handful of problems to check for accuracy as well.