Why should you do Math Homework?
Some words from people who have been there.The Homework Debate Allison Chandler
I have been bogged down with a head cold and I'm behind in my math class. As lesson after lesson on quadratics passes me by, I see my homework assignments piling up. The quarter is nearing an end and the homework, a key part of my grade, needs to be done.
But with that backlog looming in my near future, I'm tempted to wonder. Should homework be abolished?
The question has been batted around for decades. A 2006 study found that the benefits are mixed, according to this Washington Post article .
Elementary school students get no academic benefit from homework -- except reading and some basic skills practice -- and yet schools require more than ever.
High school students studying until dawn probably are wasting their time because there is no academic benefit after two hours a night; for middle-schoolers, 1 1/2 hours.
And what's perhaps more important, he said, is that most teachers get little or no training on how to create homework assignments that advance learning
In my class, I definitely understand the value of homework. With lessons moving quickly, it would be close to impossible to absorb everything without some extra time to absorb and reflect on the lessons and to practice. It usually takes me about 30 minutes to finish. It's not that difficult; just practice.
The real questions probably have to do with how much homework and what kind of homework is appropriate. What is busy work? What tasks are useful and important for learning? I remember spending three hours or more many nights on homework when I was in high school. I have no idea if that was time well spent. Some of the students in my class now come to school bleary-eyed because they were up half the night finishing a marketing project or studying for a psych test.
Many advocates say that homework can teach important lessons about time management and responsibility. In today's world, they are likely to be juggling tasks throughout their waking hours. But how much is too much?
Another Perspective Paul's Online Notes
Mathematics is just not a subject that most people will instantly understand every single topic after hearing the instructors lecture. Most people need to work on some problems in order to really start to understand the topic. That is the point of the homework. It gives you a set of problems that will help you to understand the topics.
Remember that it almost always seems easier to watch an instructor doing problems on the board than it actually is. You won�t know if you truly understand the material and can do the problem if you don�t attempt the homework.
One of the biggest roadblocks in doing homework that I�ve seen in many students is that they completely ignore the notes and/or text. They look at a problem and if they can�t see how to do it they give up and go to the next problem. Often there will be a similar problem in the notes and/or text that can help you to get started!
Showing your work will also help you when you are reviewing for the exam.
My dog ate it. I left it on my desk. Aliens abducted me and took my homework as ransom.
The excuses will never end, nor will many students' ability to pout about having to study during their coveted playtime. But by assigning the proper amount of homework—and following a few rules of thumb to make sure it's the right kind—you'll make the experience just the eentsiest bit less painful. And sometimes that's all you can ask for.
Hmmm, which one ate the homework?
Back to the question at hand: how much homework should you give? Some scholars—and we're going to bet a whole lot of students—would say none, flat-out, end of story, time for TV. We've got that point of view covered in "The Case Against Homework ," so let's mosey on down to the middle ground.
Right now, we're working on the presumption that you plan to assign some homework, but that you're wondering how to find the Goldilocks zone, a.k.a. that sweet spot where you won't be giving too much or too little, but the amount that is just right.
We know what you're thinking: if only there were an easy-peasy formula for determining that amount. Well, according to TeacherVision®. there is. And they've got the ®, so it's got to be legit. Here's what they say:
Total Homework = Grade Level x 10 minutes
So second graders should have a total of 20 minutes of homework, while twelfth graders should have two hours. While it might seem like this is a completely arbitrary way to arrive at a number—and, uh, it is—this method is supported by the research of professor Harris Cooper of Duke University, author of The Battle Over Homework: Common Ground for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents . and also by the National PTA in the U.S.
Thank goodness there are official folks out there to do the math for us.
Three things to keep in mind in our inevitable caveat-ing of that formula.
First, what if one kid is a slower reader so the hours stretch out into infinity? Second, does that mean two hours for Moby-Dick. and two separate hours for trig? And finally (since the answer to #2 is a resounding no ), doesn't that sound a bit light?
Here's the deal for point #1: it's just a guideline. It won't be to-the-second accurate for every student: it's just a way to ballpark how much the average worker should be doing a night.
The second thing you have to remember about the number is that it's for TOTAL homework; it's not a "per subject" figure. Which might mean coordinating with other teachers to make sure you don't all assign two hours of homework on the same night.
That's why, especially when the homework piles on from multiple teachers throughout the middle- and high-school years, it makes sense to have a syllabus for your class that details—far in advance—when various assignment will be due. This can allow your students to break up assignments when possible and plan ahead.
And you'll also have to keep in mind (oh yes, we are still on point #2) that planning ahead isn't necessarily a strength of the teen brain, so you may want to do a little breaking up of assignments and breaking down of deadlines with your students. Whenever possible, give them time to begin homework assignments in class so they'll have a feel for how much more needs to be done, how much to plan based on when it's due, and how they can best allocate their time.
And finally, if that two-hours-total thing sounds like just way too little? Well, this is just a suggestion. We like the idea of assigning a more limited quantity of homework, but with activities that will get the kids doing work of higher quality. Your teaching objectives or your school's M.O. may be different. But we think there's a lot of value in assigning less homework that is more helpful so that students learn their lessons and also have time for other, kid-like (or teen-like stuff). Just sayin'.
So that's a start as far as whittling down the time and trying to teach those angsty adolescents how to pace themselves. To tie it all up, here are three ever-so-helpful questions to ask yourself while you're planning out your students' homework assignments (and can help you keep the time down, too).
When your assignments can't be completed by students working on their own (or with their peers, as appropriate), you're setting them up for failure. Or else you're setting yourself up to grade their parents. Neither is appropriate. Sure, some parent-child collaborations can be great learning experiences, but since you can't control how over- or under- involved some parents may be, try to stick to homework that your students can tackle on their own.
And that homework should be what? Meaningful, comprehensible (in advance), properly proportioned, and relevant to your class's ongoing lessons. Students will always find ways to complain about homework, but if you assign the right stuff, and the right amount, you'll be helping out yourself and your kids. And maybe even that poor dog who would otherwise be forced to chow down.People who Shmooped this also Shmooped.
In his Atlantic essay. Karl Taro Greenfeld laments his 13-year-old daughter's heavy homework load. As an eighth grader at a New York middle school, Greenfeld’s daughter averaged about three hours of homework per night and adopted mantras like “memorization, not rationalization” to help her get it all done. Tales of the homework-burdened American student have become common, but are these stories the exception or the rule?
How Much is Too Much. An Atlantic Debate
A 2007 Metlife study found that 45 percent of students in grades three to 12 spend more than an hour a night doing homework, including the six percent of students who report spending more than three hours a night on their homework. In the 2002-2003 school year, a study out of the University of Michigan found that American students ages six through 17 spent three hours and 38 minutes per week doing homework.
A range of factors plays into how much homework each individual student gets:
Older students do more homework than their younger counterparts.
This one is fairly obvious: The National Education Association recommends that homework time increase by ten minutes per year in school. (e.g. A third grader would have 30 minutes of homework, while a seventh grader would have 70 minutes).
Studies have found that schools tend to roughly follow these guidelines: The University of Michigan found that students ages six to eight spend 29 minutes doing homework per night while 15- to 17-year-old students spend 50 minutes doing homework. The Metlife study also found that 50 percent of students in grades seven to 12 spent more than an hour a night on homework, while 37 percent of students in grades three to six spent an hour or more on their homework per night. The National Center for Educational Statistics found that high school students who do homework outside of school average 6.8 hours of homework per week.
Race plays a role in how much homework students do.
Asian students spend 3.5 more hours on average doing homework per week than their white peers. However, only 59 percent of Asian students’ parents check that homework is done, while 75.6 percent of Hispanic students’ parents and 83.1 percent of black students’ parents check.
Teachers with less experience assign more homework.
The Metlife study found that 14 percent of teachers with zero to five years of teaching experience assigned more than an hour of homework per night, while only six percent of teachers with 21 or more years of teaching experience assigned over an hour of homework.
Math classes have homework the most frequently.
The Metlife study found that 70 percent of students in grades three to 12 had at least one homework assignment in math. Sixty-two percent had at least one homework assignment in a language arts class (English, reading, spelling, or creative writing courses) and 42 percent had at least one in a science class.
Regardless of how much homework kids are actually doing every night, most parents and teachers are happy with the way things are: 60 percent of parents think that their children have the “right amount of homework,” and 73 percent of teachers think their school assigns the right amount of homework.
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Here I intend to express argumentative reasons as to why homework in high school is not necessary. I intend to show that homework is part of an old system that is now no longer relevant when it comes to learning concepts and testing student learning and such.
Getting someone else to do your homework is a time tested trick
This is something that students have been doing since before America was colonized by New Worlders. It is a trick that ancient British people were using long before digital plagiarism and other such things. The fact is that students are going to cheat when it comes to homework in high school. So why not have all the learning done in schools and forget the homework bit?
Homework is what happens when schools fail
After all, isn’t homework just an expression of how school is failing children? For example, if a worker takes work home then it is often because it was not finished at work. This either indicates that poor quality and insufficient work was done in the workplace and may mean the workplace is being poorly run. So isn’t homework just a way of saying that the child has not learned enough at school so has to take his or her time at home to do it? Homework should be removed in place of longer hours at school or a better quality of teaching. If the child learnt enough at school then homework would not be needed.
Getting someone else to do your homework is cheating
It is true that students are going to find ways of not doing their homework, but that is called cheating. It is up to the parents to explain the difference between right and wrong. It is up to the parent to explain why cheating is bad. The school cannot be held accountable if the student breaks the rules in the same way that the government cannot be blamed if its citizens break the law.
You can rewrite online content to finish your homework
There are now tools that allow students to cheat with consummate ease. There are even math completion tools that do the math for a student. This means that homework cannot be used to test the knowledge of a child. It is therefore something that needs to be gotten rid of in the place of something else.
A student should be honest in order to learn better
Instead of using online tools to complete homework, the student should have more integrity and complete the given tasks as instructed.
Students are forced to learn and so remaining honest is impossible. This means that homework probably is a bad idea but it should be replaced and not removed. Either the school hours should be lengthened to fit in the learning that would have taken place whilst homework was being done, or the school should adopt new and more efficient ways of teaching so that a child does not need homework in order to reinforce learning.
Homework is awful, isn't it! I mean, its like slavery, and we don't get our say! We lose sleep, have arguments, it hinders our learning. I could go on forever! Its like the schools don't care about the fact that it is so so SO damaging to our mental and physical health!The Top TenXW
1Totally boring and pointless
So we have five days of school for 36 weeks, which makes a good 180 days. Take 13 years of education, including Kindergarten, which is a good 2340 days of hell (Well, that seems less than I thought). For me, Second Grade was the worst. I went to school, had a large pack of homework, while my siblings and their friends had NO HOMEWORK AT ALL! If that wasn't bad enough, I had to go to THERAPY because I had problems pronouncing certain letter sounds. I didn't get home until 5, and while my siblings and friends spent all evening having fun, I had to do crap all night, and not have ANY FUN, because by the time I was done, they were getting ready to go to bed.
I still get a load of homework from some teachers, especially in English, where I have to do like 150 pages a DAY! and it was all due the next day, I had to spend a long time on that. Then if you didn't go on a field trip, they would give you 250 pages, and make you write stuff 500 times, then do 50 crosswords. I think 7 hours. more
I mean, we work at school, that's enough! In England, this is how we go:
Day Care (1 year) 2-3 yr olds
Nursery (1 year) 3-4 yr olds
Reception (1 year) 4-5 yr olds
Year 1 (1 year) 5-6 yr olds
Year 2 (1 year) 6-7 yr olds
Year 3 (1 year) 7-8 yr olds
Year 4 (1 year) 8-9 yr olds
Year 5 (1 year) 9-10 yr olds
Year 6 (1 year) 10-11 yr olds
Year 7 (1 year) 11-12 yr olds
Year 8 (1 year) 12-13 yr olds
Year 9 (1 year) 13-14 yr olds
Year 10 (1 year) 14-15 yr olds
Year 11 (1 year) 15-16 yr olds
Year 12 (1 year) 16-17 yr olds
Year 13 (1 year) 17-18 yr olds
Uni/College (3 years usually) 18-19+
So we pretty much get like how many years? 18 years or something? Plus, we also do exams, and tests in school.
'Ok, go to school now dear.'
'K, see ya later.'
'Have you remembered your homework for today? '
'Er. well. we had homework? '
'That's 5 times in a row! '
Later in school
'Ok, now time to see who has brought. more
Uhh. Zz. Z. Zzz. WAKE UP! HAVE YOU FINISHED YOUR HOMEWORK. That's me and homework. the same is with many other kids. it's so boring! There is no creativity, which makes it so dull, it is so easy that it is tedious, or so hard that it is. Um. well, also tedious. and it doesn't do ANYONE any good. like, all it does is stresses kids, parents and teachers out, couldn't the homework be " Get enough sleep and be relaxed so you can have a happy childhood and no arguments with your parents". And that sentence in quotation marks (" Get enough sleep and be relaxed so you can have a happy childhood and no arguments with your parents") is THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF HOMEWORK!
You seriously just taught us this in class. There's not really a logical reason for us to go through the entire lesson we were just taught when we're not at school - Haumea
2It causes dangerous stress levels
The amount of stress that homework is causing on us kids is ridiculous! We get sick and miserable because we are so stressed out! The stress damages the amount of sleep we get. I am sure that, though it may seem unpleasant and harsh, that the amount of stress caused by homework will lead to suicide
The teachers just pile it on top of us, not realizing that we have lives outside of school and need time to relax!
I'm always worried about big homework assignments that I didn't complete it I forget a assignment because my parents give me so much about it and then on top of that the teachers embarrass you about how your homework is not complete and the reason for why its not complete and my ANSWER IS I HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO THEN DO MOTE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL!
Every day of the school week, I am extremely stressed and tired from the homework the teachers give me.
3No time to play and have fun
Oh. it makes me and many others want to cry! Where have the carefree, blissful days without homework gone? Why did they have to give us this homework which means that we can no longer have a good time, invite friends over, play games, whatever you do for fun? Play is actually a way of learning, and it has to be a LOT more educational than homework, if we learned so much even before we went to school, how to walk, the whole human language, and we could learn a lot more if we had the time to just play!
I go to school for 7 hours each day and then when I get home there's about 4-5 hours of homework. I'm in year 8 in Australia, and our school suggests we should get 6-7 hours of revision and homework per week, but in reality it's more like per night. We have no spare time to play with our friends or pets, or even spend time with our family. I thought when we were kids we were supposed to be happy, and have FREEDOM and time to PLAY and have FUN! When will the teachers understand that we don't have enough to time to do what we want to do. And they say that they don't have much time because they are always correcting our homework but that's not true because our homework is corrected by us DURING CLASS WHEN WE SHOULD BE DOING THE LEARNING!
It wastes our free time, please please please didn't give us homework
You can not go and play out side or with your toys charlotte
I am sooo tired from all the homework. I am so sleep deprived that I literally doze off during class! I really want to get good grades so I study a lot and of course. Less sleep. Does good grades mean walking zombie? Think about it, we go to school for 7 hours. Come home do 4-5 hours of homework and to top is off (for me and probably many others) extra-curricular activities 4 times a week. I haven't been to the cafeteria for lunch AT ALL this year because I stay with a teacher and you know it! Do homework due the next day! I also stay after school to do homework with teachers and I fell this. WAKE UP, SCHOOL, GO HOME, HOMEWORK, EAT, SLEEP, REPEAT. I'm lucky if I sleep 6 hours a night so technically I'm working 18 hours in the day STRAIGHT. How many grown ups do that? And, the teachers have it so much easier, they're not the ones staying up all night doing homework, they carelessly assigned. I mean seriously most of the homework I do can be done DURING CLASS. So much for doctor's. more
Is 5-2 hours sleep healthy for the average kid? I don't think so. kids around primary school age should get at least 10 hours sleep, maximum 12. older kids should get at least 8 hours sleep. my average amount of sleep? 5. this is exactly half my minimum amount. and some kids only get 2 hours sleep. that's half of Margaret Thatcher's average amount of sleep! And I wonder why all of this lack of sleep is occurring? Well, drumroll please. SURPRISE! IT'S MORE RIDICULOUS HOMEWORK! Most of us end up staying up at 10pm-1am finishing up homework. and i, I finish my homework at 11pm, but I only fall asleep at 2am because I am so stressed out thinking about homework I still haven't finished, future amounts of homework and the many arguments I have had because of it!
I came to school one day, beyond tired. All because of homework. Then when the teacher starts yelling at me for being "dosed off" I know it was the school's fault. The teacher thinks I was playing video games all night, but no it was all homework, and I can't do anything about it. The worst part is that the school expects you to be on time so I have to wake up at 6:00-6:45. The teachers said themselves that a kid should get 10-12 hours pf sleep. They ONLY give us 4-7 hours of sleep, and then they complain about it.
One night in 4th grade, yes 4TH GRADE I was up until past midnight doing homework because of those teachers assigning all that homework.
5We just spent time at school
Oh my gosh! We already spend 7 to 8 hours at school, and so we have very little time at home to spend with our family, but all of that time is spent doing homework, even on weekends we only do homework. anyway, back to the point. we are tired after school and want to calm down and relax, but we have homework to do! It's so unfair! We may as well live at school!
Yeah you just spend most of the day at school and now they shove some more stuff at you.
We just spend a crap ton of time at school which is 30 hours a week of school and homework is enough it makes me fed-up like I just want to do something and Because of homework it's WASTED and also my Principal said he Hated homework too when he was a kid but he had to make us do it because he will lose his job if he doesn't let us do homework
I think the same
6We get no time to exercise or eat enough food
When we do homework, all we do is sit on our bums writing on a piece of paper! We aren't able to get out, stretch our legs, run around or play sports ( I am not very sporty, but I know must other kids are, my form of exercise is running or wading around the creek in knee high wellies). this is the reason that so many kids are unfit! And all this homework leaves little time to eat. meals are brisk, no time for second helpings when we have small bowls, we have to get on with our mountain of homework. the stress caused by homework also makes us lose most of our appetites anyway, I am so stressed out that I am put off my breakfast in the morning, I eat very little (that's really saying something, my appetite was once enormously ravenous), and I know that this is the same for many other kids, whether t's breakfast, dinner, tea or snack.
I sit on a chair for hours, not doing anything and I see my dog next to me telling me to play with him but I just don't have the time when I have no homework I go play with him for hours and I get some fresh air and exercise, then when you sit doing homework your parents call you lazy
I try to get exercise at home every night but every night I have homework that prevents that. Yes I get exercise at school, But that's scheduled and forced upon us. Which makes everybody that has P.E. hate it because it's forced on us. And they force us to keep going and don't let us stop when we need to. In fact there was a kid that goes to my school that had a substitute teacher that made then run the whole hour for no reason at all, He had a SEIZURE! He had no history of seizures and no health problems what so ever. When you exercise on your own time then you can stop when you need to.
All my friends call me lazy because I tack for ever to do my homework
7People will copy your hard work
You do all of the work to finish a homework assignment and then there's that one student at school who doesn't do there homework at home, copy yours, and then they get a better mark on it and it is just so frustrating.
When I get good grades my mom takes me to get ice cream and my sis get some even though her grades are crap
You rack your brain trying to get it done and someone just rips you off and copies you, This has never happened to me but I can see from another's perspective.
Our brother or sister mite copy you for there home work charlotte
8Us kids can't have our say
I wrote the freedoms one too. And I have more to say about it. More about the dress codes. It basically means that they get to be judges who think they can criticize what we and our parents spend hard earned money on! It's ridiculous and unfair. I'm in seventh grade (supposed to be in 8th but I was held back last year). What makes them think they can take away the freedoms we've had for 222 years. The freedom of speech. Plus when someone bullies another person. And they finally make us snap. Or they beat us up the. We defend ourselves we get in trouble for basically not getting hurt. Plus my friend recently got sent to jail for 4 days for violating his probation from getting in a fight. And he said that being in jail is better than school. He said that the food is way better. And that he enjoyed being there more than he enjoyed being at school. And when he told me about it it literally sounded appealing compared to school. Homework and school must STOP! I understand that school is. more
The teachers and principals and basically all school authority try to force homework on us and we can't do anything about it without getting in trouble for it. This country was founded on freedom and school takes about 90% of those freedoms away, For example, Dress codes which isn't fair because it practically gives teachers the right to criticize our clothes, Forced homework which we don't get a say in which isn't fair in any way, They take away out freedom of speech in many ways, school and homework is ruining this generation and homework must come to an end. And an interesting fact about homework, Did you know that homework was invented in Italy by a teacher as a form of punishment for his students. So we're being punished for no logical reason.
This is the most maddening part. all these reasons and we are like a piece of dust trying to battle an elephant! But hopefully soon our voices will be heard, and then we will have freedom!
School = productive - "stress fully, competitively, depressingly." "Jail = non productive, no work, no stress, relaxation." - Jacob
9We don't even learn anything!
I'm in eighth grade and I have a brother who is in sixth grade, and I am "learning" the same EXACT stuff he's learning! The homework is exactly what we "learned" in school. I'm one of the smarter people in my school (That's being humble), and I've always wondered why, and now I realize it's because while the teachers are repeating exactly what we learned last year I'm reading ahead in my textbook because I already know everything they are saying. It's so boring I read the textbook for enjoyment. Our school then doesn't give us new homework, they give us stuff we already know.
Now that my rant is over, my point is the school should do something for the more advanced kids and not keep the pace of learning at that of a retard's. ( By advanced I mean people who remember stuff more easily. )
Homework is always the same: either (for people in my school and many other schools) endless uncreative worksheets of things we learnt years ago that we find ridiculously easy and don't teach us one tiny little thing, or so extremely hard that we don't even know what to do, don't complete it and don't learn anything. oh come on schools, you can do better than this one lousy attempt to stick a thing or two into our heads! Have interesting topics, interesting lessons, interesting teachers, and NO MORE HOMEWORK!
Homework is just another way for teachers to mark our grades down that we work hard for. The whole time kids like me and every kid I know are imagining themselves having fun. But while those students are wishing they could be having fun with their friends and family, we're working our brains harder than we should and that causes our brains to get overwhelmed and crack under pressure, That causing our grades to go down. I have experienced this myself. In fact I recently got held back and I went looking through my grades and noticed that homework pages were the ones with the worst grades.
True, I am one of the smarter people in school but my class goes over the easy stuff. There should be an intermediate level.
10Teachers don't give full explanations
This one time I second grade I got a note to my original teacher for not catching up fast enough on a project and when they explained a step it was only five seconds and when she gave me the not she tried to guilt me and say I was slacking off and I said she was going too fast and she said no excuses I hate how teacher are jerks sometimes
I have asked most of my teachers before "Why do we have homework in the first place" and I have never in my life ever gotten the full explanation I expect from an adult. They always see "Because you do" and "You need it" This isn't fair. If we want to know why we have homework then we at least deserve a full and logical explanation expected from KIDS that we can't even get from a teacher.
I hate homework, and teachers shaming students are mean, lifeless losers. I mean, they're kids! So why give pressure? What are you? A war maker?
Ya, you're like, "How does this apply to real life? " They say, "When you are a mathematician." Why the hell would I want to be a mathematician.The Newcomers The Contenders
Over breaks I get loads of homework from all my teachers, so on the last day before one break I got extremely excited when my bio teacher, who is usually really hard on us, said, "I think breaks are a time meant for spending time with family."
Over half my homework over that break was bio work. I was putting in literally hours everyday, and I even had a few projects on top of that. My family members kept telling me I was being rude, and that I should spend time with them, but I couldn't.
Also, in the winter (when the sport I play is) I have practice for two to four hours a night, on top of a minimum of two hours of homework. So when I get home from school at 15:00, I go straight to practice until around 18:00, drive home, take a half-hour break to relax, and eat dinner, and that takes me until 20:00. Then I do my two hours of homework, 22:00. Then I work out, 22:30. And I love to read and write, but I only get about a half hour every day to do so, because if I fall asleep. more
Everyone has lives to live, why do teachers steal your time with homework, its like homework is a teachers weapon to use against the kids.
I'm a guitar player, and I have no time to practice on week nights, because of all the stupid homework that I get. I have severe ADHD, and guitar helps me focus and get things off my mind. I sometime practice for 3-5 at a time (if I have it), and it really helps. I have 2+ hours of homework nightly, and I'm in 8th grade! Are you kidding me? I can barely focus on my guitar, let alone something that makes me want to burn something to the ground. Homework makes me depressed, stressed, and it pisses me off to high heaven.
My teachers give me piles of homework every day. Just because we're kids doesn't mean we don't have lives! But homework gets in the way every time. We itch to get out of those classrooms and we go home and have school at home. (homework) to deal with.
12It doesn't help you with grades
Homework teaches nothing to the advanced kids, not even revision.
Me and my dad always fight when he helps me with my homework and it kills you as a family after homework I set in my room so I don't see dad yelling at everything it tears your family apart!
Yeh homework doesn't always help, I don't understand even half of it but I just find out the answers from somewhere so the homework is done and I don't have detention.
It doesn't help its hard to do it if your absent and you don't now how to doit
13Parents join up with teachers
If you didn't do this homework the teacher would phone mum and do you know what my mum used to do? She used to ground me, yeah, I used to get grounded because of that teacher.
Our parents are lied to by the teachers. They are tricked into believing that homework is good for us when it's the opposite. They don't know that it affects our sleep and health. I speak for the kids of America.
My mum is a teacher and she says that homework is good and she sometimes ayes me more homework! Whereas my dad doesn't like it. Parents shouldn't join with teachers! Or be one in my case!
My parents used to actually give me MORE homework. Thanks for making me stupid, mom.
14It causes arguments and therefore damages our mental health
Lack of sleep, added to not eating enough food makes us kids grouchy, and so when a parent comes along and they don't understand the homework system, the kid gets easily frustrated, thus a fiery and furious argument erupts. from experience, I know how bad these arguments are, they almost always end in tears. This arguments happen almost every night for most of us. all of this is DEFINITELY NOT at all good for both our parents' and our own mental health. I also have a very big feeling that they also are playing a major negative part in fractured families.
For certain, this is #1. All of the other ones are true, but this is by far #1 in my opinion. I have firsthand experience with these fights, mostly to do homework. There is one comment saying ". that they also are playing a major negative part in fractured families." Due to various fights about homework in the past, my family has had to fall the POLICE and at one point I was forced to move with my other parent (my parents are divorced).
It isn't fair that we are forced to do endless amounts of homework and just have to deal with the effects it has on our mental health and mental state. When I do homework I lash out on everybody over them just simply talking to me. I yell at them because of the stress of homework.
I feel like my depression has been caused by homework.
15It's just like school at home
I came home from school every day, with fear. I wish I could be like the people that get to run out the door happy, but no! I just experience more stress. I have NO time to do anything! I can't even THINK, when teachers think that that's the whole point of homework. I HATE IT. YOU HEAR THAT TEACHERS, I HATE IT!
It is just a copy of school at home charlotte
There was a time where home was my fave place but now when I come back from secondary school it's the same hell, it's either do your work or I'lll give u work. Gosh man I just came back from 7 hours of school. And then no one seems to understand, I hate school, my friends are fake(but I'm just gonna put up with them) and the idiots at school are worse.
Every single teacher is saying 'do this homework, do that homework and memorise it' when they literally just made us learn it off by heart! 0-0 for example, in maths we learn about angles. Everyone in my class learnt it, memorized it and wouldn't forget it. 3 minutes later.
"Here is your homework. This assignment is on angles."
Sometimes I wonder if there doing it for a joke.
School itself is a waste of time - ikerevievs
Just like one of the other comments, I stare at my piece of paper until I'm yelled at.
Actually that kind of exaggeration. I stare at it for half an hour until I actually bother to look something up.
It's a waste of time
Many teachers say they care about the environment yet they waste paper on worthless, pointless homework.
Homework is dangerous. It kills us. Our promises. Our planet. Our planet's going to death because of some
dumb homework we already learned and did at school. What's the point?!
All those trees are getting chopped down cause we gotta do all this pointless work teachers set out for us.
its killing the animals! solution: get rid fo homework I mean of homework
see, I'm doing homework right now and I can't spell properly cause I just saw a tree get chopped down at the back of my house
Kids need time to be kids, not be bombarded by work
Let them have time to do what they want to do instead of having to stress all about those sheets of paper!
There is always the kid who is better than everybody else. That ruins your self esteem and motivation to learn
It is so boring playing with your toys is much more fun charlotte
19Homework is a waste of our lives
Kids need time to be themselves and not waste their little time doing silly home work sheets. Kids like to swim in the pool on really hot days, but if they have home work they will miss out on a once in a life time opportunity. " Teachers stop giving kids homework it's driving kids nuts.
I think the same as you who ever you are
It is a big big big big big waste of our lives
20It makes people want to commit suicide
Sometimes I wonder what life is when I start getting upset over not doing homework then I try to reach for a knife and kill myself
This should be in the top ten. I agree
Sometimes I've wanted to jump off a cliff because my math teacher gives us dividind decimals and fractions