What is the Impact of Daily Math Homework on Students in First Grade?

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Research Project

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Master of Education (MEd)




This study examined the impact that daily math homework has on first grade students. Teachers, parents and students in this small, rural northeastern school district participated in surveys and interviews to share their opinions and experiences related to homework. Teachers were surveyed and asked questions about their beliefs and practices regarding homework. Results indicated that teachers only support homework if it is a review, or practice of previously taught skills (Cooper, 2001). Teachers also indicated that they do not have a homework policy guiding a homework expectation (Aloia, 2003). Parents were asked questions about homework from a family’s perspective. Results showed overwhelming support for homework at the first grade level. More than half of the students interviewed expressed enthusiasm for doing schoolwork at home.