More power to you Wang.
Let's face it – students everywhere love to copy. Why do the work, when the other kid can do it for you? While copying homework takes place in all subjects, I believe that it takes place the most in math. After all, who needs math to get through life? Personally, I don't care if my students copy. They can copy until the cows come home as I don't grade homework. Instead, I use a method taught to me by one of my university math professors called “THE HOMEWORK QUIZ.”
Every other day, the professor would hand out the homework quiz sheet (Link below). Then she would take four problems from the assigned homework and place them on the board. She would sometimes change the values of the problems. Our job: solve the problems and show all work. If you completed the homework, you did well. If you had no clue, it showed.
I use this in my math classes, but I am sure it can be adapted to other subjects as well. Give it a try, and tell me what you think.
The Homework Quiz
More power to you Wang.
Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.
Van the Man 1993
If you don't show your working in your maths GCSE exam you don't get the marks, if you show your working and it is done correctly but you somehow get the wrong answer you will still get some marks.
I also do the quiz thing, after I have taught something I will give a quiz to random people who I think weren't listening . I then get the ones who are talking to come and stand up front and explain what I had just taught
Daniel Bedingfield claimed that his new album is what it would sound like if Sting, Stevie Wonder and Micheal Jackson were in a basement together - I haven't got the album so I'll have to imagine the sound of a blind bloke and a Geordie kicking the shit out of a pedophile.
I don't do homework quizzes but instead will have a quiz for every section of the text. This amounts to a math quiz every 3 or 4 days on average. Once in a while students will have three quizzes in the same week. It makes for a lot of marking, but I find the process to be effective, so it's worth it. I only check the homework for completion and also don't really mind that much if copying occurs as it all comes out in the wash at quiz time.
...you get what you need.
Last edited by Hamster; 8th October 2010 at 22:39.