You have probably heard it said that we learn mathematics best when we do mathematics, or that mathematics is not a spectator sport. For most of our students, this means that their mathematics courses will involve a fair amount of homework. This homework is often used to evaluate individual student progress, but it can also be used, for example, as a catalyst for discussion, to emphasize a point made in class, and to identify common misunderstandings throughout the class as a whole. There is, however, the matter of grading homework.
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De Pillis, Lisa and Orrison, Michael. "Teaching Time Savers: Is Homework Grading on Your Nerves?" FOCUS, 27.1 (2007): 14-15.