Make homework meaningful for your students with this easy teaching strategy. By getting students to be responsible to each other, homework serves a purpose bigger than just making the teacher happy.
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This video showed me a technique that I plan on using in my future classroom. When giving students homework a way to make it more meaningful is having the students discuss their homework with a small group. They can compare strategies that they used in order to get their answers. By doing this the students are able to teach each other and solve problems that they have on their own. This will also allow for the teacher to answer less questions and allow the students to run the classroom. This technique also allows for the teacher to observe how the students work together and communicate to one another. For students that are lost or confused on the material, this gives the students a chance to teach each other. It also allows for the students to see multiple ways of how a problem can be solved. Sometimes students get stuck in math because the way a student is trying to solve a certain problem may not be the way that makes the most sense to them. The technique also saves time in the classroom. Becuase the students are helping and teaching one another the questions that they ask the teacher at the end of the sharing are usually things that the entire class needs clarification on. This allows for the teacher to be going over material that the entire class has questions on, rather than going over something for one student that everyone already understands. I really like this technique and find it very useful. I plan to use it in my future math classroom, just like the teacher did in this video.