How much homework will you assign?

Sample Answer: I try to keep homework to a minimum as much as possible, and I don’t ever overwhelm my students with hours of homework. For students to be well-rounded, they need to have time after school for family, friends, hobbies, sports, and more. There are times, however, when it is necessary to assign more homework in order to practice a concept.

For example, if I am teaching long division to my students, I may ask that they complete thirty problems each afternoon in order to practice and become proficient in this important mathematical skill. I try to taper larger homework assignments so that I don’t give two long assignments in one afternoon. Homework, in moderation, is important.

Tip: Good answer. More and more school districts are realizing that over-burdening a child with homework is not only a stressor on the child, but it can also cause them to stay up late and not get a sufficient amount of sleep. This can impact the child’s health, school performance and more.