Date of Award/Publication

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MS in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

Abstract

This study examined the impact of homework on performance in the content areas of mathematics and science. The participants were a fourth grade, inner city classroom in Rochester New York. Data was collected over two semesters. The first semester data served as a baseline for the amount of homework completed and the resulting grade for each of the 19 students. Homework strategies were implemented in the second semester to increase the amount of homework completed by the students. The amount of homework completed in both subject areas increased overall. The overall semester grades increased in mathematics more than in the area of science. Findings suggest that homework completion contributes to higher performance in academics.

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