Homework has several purposes. First, it provides a chance for students to apply what they learned in class in an environment where they lack teacher support. In essense, HW is independent practice. Second, it provides a chance for students to learn work habits that are necessary both in high school and college, but also in the workplace.
I give the students a HW packet on monday with several options. This packet is due on Friday. There are no exceptions to this policy (except in cases of injury.) All of the HW can be finished in a couple of nights and so I encourage all students to start on it early and work on it often. Don’t put it off until the last minute!