In June, I had

blogged about something I thought may work in my class as far as getting feedback to students on their homework. I decided I was going to try it Friday after I gave my first practice problems. As I was getting it ready, it dawned on me that there would be students who wouldn't have completed the assignment. Rather than doing the whole sheet that

Hedge did, I added a line at the bottom: I did not do practice problems because ________________. Here's the page I handed my students Friday (2 to a page);

These were the directions I left on the SMART Board for them:

Warm Up

Please pick up a half sheet of paper from the stool and copy your work from your paper onto it as directed. Please hand it to me when you are finished.

Once you have done that, begin checking with your neighbors to see if you got the same answers on the problems you attempted. If you didn't, figure out what the correct answer should be. The rule here is ask three before me: ask three other students before raising your hand to ask me for help. You have 10 minutes to complete these two tasks. Thanks!

Some students did actually give me the problem and the work. A lot just gave me the answer (some with problem numbers). I have redone the sheet below (this one is for Monday):

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Well, these all look like perfectly legit excuses to me! :) My favorite is, "I went to look for a truck." I like the one about "decimals" too. This might take a Come to Jesus-Mary-and-Joseph Meeting at this point. Good luck, Lisa! I have middle school kids, and they cry when I raise my voice :(

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