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Mathematics Homework and Grading in a PLC at Work™

Use the PLC process to evaluate homework and practices in mathematics. Learn how collaboratively assigning and grading math homework increases student engagement and math skills.


  • Discover how you and your colleagues can design and use mathematics homework and grading practices to produce significant improvement in student learning.
  • Learn the value of common scoring agreements among educators.
  • Understand and find solutions to common grading errors to ensure equity among all students.
  • Implement effective grading practices that provide meaningful and actionable formative feedback to students.
  • Support student engagement and ensure students persevere in their learning of mathematics and problem solving.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Team Action 5: Develop and Use High-Quality Common Independent Practice Assignments for Formative Student Learning

Chapter 1: The Purpose of High-Quality Common Independent Practice Assignments
Chapter 2: Example Independent Practice Assignments
Chapter 3: Formative Independent Practice Routines for Improved Student Learning
Chapter 4: Common Scoring and Grading Agreements for Independent Practice Assignments
Part 1 Summary

Part 2: Team Action 6: Develop and Use High-Quality Common Grading Components and Formative Grading Routines

Chapter 5: The Purpose and Nature of Grading in Mathematics
Chapter 6: How to Create and Evaluate Quality Grading Components
Chapter 7: Formative Grading Routines
Chapter 8: Traditional Report Card Grades and Standards-Based Scoring Routines
Part 2 Summary

Appendix: Cognitive-Demand-Level Task Analysis Guide



Chapter 1

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Part 1 Summary

Chapter 5

Chapter 7

Independent Practice Assignment Sheets

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