Homework: how much per night?

Tutoring, you might wonder about minutes of homework per night. The tutor shares some findings.

I’ve heard a rule of thumb that the suggested amount of homework per night is grade times 10. Therefore, a grade 8 student can expect 80 minutes per night, and a grade 12, 120 minutes.

What I’ve seen published, for homework guidelines, is as follows:

K-3: none.

4-7: 1/2 hour per night.

8-12: 1 to 2 hours per night.

Of course, the amount of homework from one night to another can vary considerably. Furthermore, my grade 8 child seldom does homework, while my grade 10 certainly does an hour some nights.




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