Professor John Hattie (a prominent researcher on how children learn) asserts that, “The worst thing you can do with homework is give kids projects; the best thing you can do is reinforce something they’ve already learned”. There seems little doubt that playing educational quizzes out of school time is very beneficial and every child at your school can now do just that. You could suggest that children play with a classmate - one asking the on-screen questions whilst the other one answers.Another prominent educationalist (Prof Henry Roediger III) says that, “Research shows that the brain is better at remembering when we repeat with consistency, not when we study in long, isolated chunks of time and therefore teachers should give students plenty of little quizzes, to strengthen the brain's ability to remember. This kills two birds with one stone because two students will be learning simultaneously. Mum, dad or an older sibling normally relish the idea of taking on the role of quizmaster and the youngsters invariably enjoy showing-off what they know.
On the one hand, Helen Silvester writing in the Science of Learning points out that, “With only rare exceptions, the relationship between the amount of homework students do and their achievement outcomes was found to be positive and statistically significant.” But on the other hand, an article in Healthline argues that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance in their lives and alienation from society.
So there we have it; children do better academically if they do lots of homework but we risk stressing them out if we give them too much.
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Girl Bored kid doing homework or sitting on boring school lesson. Cartoons for Manuals, Cartoons for E-Zines, Cartoons for Posters, Cartoons for Calendars, Cartoons for Catalogs, Cartoons for Postcards and more!After you have finished reading you can return to our Teachers Help Page Only 14% of a child’s life is spent in school and 33% is spent sleeping, so that leaves more than 50% of their time remaining.Armed with Education Quizzes they could now look down the list of quizzes in each section of the site (say KS3 Maths) and see the applicable topics and, by playing a few quizzes, they could understand the depth of knowledge required at that stage.The structure of the site allows high-flying students to get a sneak preview of the subjects to be learned later in the same year or even in future years.When we first launched the site, a benefit emerged that we had never even considered.We found that many parents didn’t know the parameters of each curriculum that their children were learning and, thinking that they really OUGHT to know, they were afraid to ask.Most aunts, uncles and grandparents have an appetite for helping youngsters to learn in line with the truism that “the older you get, the more you appreciate education”.What better way to while away an hour or two than playing quizzes with the children? Young caucasian white brother and sister sitting at the table and doing homework at home together. Illustration Caucasian white brother and sister doing homework.