My classroom management professor talked to us about studies done on the effectiveness with math homework, and stated that many teachers believed it was for the purpose of practice and drilling, that what ends up happening to many students is they practice it incorrectly and have to relearn while undoing the incorrect habits. What kind of confuses me is if students struggle with math, they don't understand it in one day, they end up more confused when doing homework, and at the same time they need practice and repetition skills to get the problems done right while there not being enough time in a school day or class period to cover what is needed, then what is the answer? I thought that is what text books and modules were for, so they could give them step by step instructions when the teacher isn't available. My professor doesn't believe we should give homework at all. She pretty much doesn't believe in just about anything, let alone homework.