Maximizing the Benefits of Mathematics Homework: A Professional Development Curriculum Aimed at Designing Effective Mathematics Homework

The purpose of this research is to provide teachers with a professional development resource for maximizing the benefits of mathematics homework. This professional development explains how much time students should spend on homework each night as well as meeting students’ needs with differentiated assignments. Moreover, teachers will also learn to create homework that is adequately challenging as well as how to provide effective feedback resulting in increased student motivation. The final phase of the professional development guides teachers in various ways to increasing and encouraging parent participation in conjunction with the homework activities to provide maximum effectiveness.