My daughter just started 3rd grade. It seems to me that her homework so far has been a little excessive. She has gotten homework in 3 subjects each night, math, english and spelling. Last night it took her about 2 hours to finish her homework. The math assignment alone took her a really long time b/c there were 50 problems to do. My daughter is very smart and last year excelled academically, so I don't think its anything to do with her ability. I have spoken with a couple of the other parents in our class and they seem to be having the same experience. One Mom told me her daughter stayed up until midnight last night to finish her homework and another one stayed up until 10:30. I have been reading that a 3rd grader should only get about 30 minutes of homework a night but there is no way my daughter could every complete that amount of work in 30 minutes. Should I approach the teacher about this?Answer Question
They say about 10 min for each grade that they are in so, yea about 30 min should be it. 50 problems just isn't necessary and home work should always be a review of what they have learned in class. I would suggest some of the parents get together and discuss it with the administration.
Answer by skittles1108 at 6:23 PM on Sep. 2, 2010
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Answer by layh41407 at 6:24 PM on Sep. 2, 2010
It does seem excessive. I would talk to her teacher and find out if all of the assignment is homework or if she's not finishing the classwork portion at school. I also know that while recommendations are for 10 minutes per grade per night, teachers are often told how much homework to assign from principals or even school boards so the load may not be 100% her call.
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Answer by RedRowan at 9:17 PM on Sep. 2, 2010
I am a teacher and I agree with you. I would nicely approach the teacher and share your concern. 30 minutes is enough for third grade.
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