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Homework and Practice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Madiraju Phaneendra Jan 30, 2010. 8 Replies

I teach high school algebra and geometry and I have been struggling with getting all of my students to see the importance of doing their homework and getting the most out of the practice that it…Continue

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How much repetition is necessary?

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 9:11am 4 Comments

I have been talking about homework and practice. How much practice is necessary for a student to really understand how to do something? I have seen research that says 20-30 repetitions will generally store something in permanent memory. Many have posted on the forum/discussion site that they assign 5-10 problems. Is this enough? Is it only once or is it 5-10 related problems for more than one day? I have students that require several days of practice before they get some topics - and even then… Continue

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At 3:49am on January 26, 2010, Janis Lawrence said…
Hi Paula,

We found the same site. I hope we get some useful ideas.


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