Students, your effort is the single most important factor in determining future success. Math is a skill that is developed through practice. While I can expose you to new ideas and help you perfect your problem solving skills, you must put in practice time. In this course, WebAssign plays a vital role in providing practice with immediate feedback at any hour of the day or night. Forming a study group and working together to discuss and complete assignments is an excellent strategy for success.
You should expect to spend between two and three hours a week on homework assignments. If the assignments are taking longer than that, you need to attend extra help!
You should be able to complete the assignments with at least 80% accuracy. If you are struggling with the assignments, you should attend extra help ASAP. In extra help you will be given an extension, additional tries and help. Please bring your written work with you so we can quickly pinpoint the "difficulty".
If you are thinking, "I'm good at math and I've never had to do homework before" or "Homework is busy work and a waste of time." you are in for a rude awakening.
Parents, look at homework grades on Powerschool. They will let you know if your child is making the required effort. Since homework averages are almost always better than test and quiz averages, homework almost always helps a student's overall average.