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  1. leisurej

    leisurej Rookie

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    Aug 31, 2008

    How does everyone else check homework?

    In my past math classes, I've gone around the class and checked off each student for completion, giving them 10, 5 or 0 points. That seems to take a lot of time.

    This year I'm teaching math to 6th graders. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. math_teacher

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    I walk around the room while the students work on a do-now (usually I can plan to do-now to take about the same amount of time as checking homework so I don't feel like the time is being wasted walking around the room). I have a seating chart slipped into an EAI communicator (they used to give them out as freebies at teacher conventions -- look similar to the SmartPal)

    Then I just use a wipeoff marker to indicate how many points each student earned (check for full credit). Using the seating chart saves me time because I don't have to find the student on an alphabetical list. Then during a prep or after school I enter these grades into my gradebook (~5 minutes for all classes)

    I find this system to be pretty efficient.....hope it helps!
     
  4. MsMar

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    When I taught 6th grade math my system was similar to math_teacher. I just printed out extra copies of my seating chart and used that. The students would work on the "do now" work as I walked around. The only thing that slowed it down were the 2 to 3 kids who didn't have their homework out when I came around and had to find it. I suppose I could have said that if it wasn't out when I got to them then it would be a 0 due to not following directions. It never got so bad that I felt I had to be that tough though.

    Once a week or so I'd collect it and check for accuracy. On those days I just had all the students place the HW in the bin designated for that class.
     
  5. CindyBlue

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    I used to check HW the same way...and if a student wasn't ready, which was rare, I'd tell them to meet me at the beginning or the end of a row, and keep on checking. Saved me a lot of time - and if they didn't meet me by the time I finished checking, then it was 0 points.
     
  6. FutureEDucator

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    If you plan to go over the homework in class, you could just inital the homework assignment. I understand that students do tend to become restless if they do not have something to do, so everyday, you could have a bellringer for the class to complete within the first 5 to 10 minutes of the class period as you walk around to sign off on the homework. If you do not plan on reviewing the homework, just have the students to turn the assignment in upon walking through the door.
     

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