THE ONLINE CLASSROoM
Immediate feedback is one of the most effective ways to increase math learning. When students can see exactly where they made a mistake immediately after answering a problem, it gives them the ability to learn from and correct the error moving forward. No other homework offers this. Every single problem in the Hoffkids Online Classroom has a short video screencast I have made explaining the answer for my students to learn from. Students are not expected to watch them if they got the question correct (but many still do), but are expected if they get it wrong. Not going over math homework the next day in class means more valuable teaching and learning time inside the classroom!
High expectations lead to high achievement. The Hoffkids Online Classroom is designed where I set a special target % for each assignment so that the students know what is expected of them and are encouraged to work hard to achieve success. They are also encouraged to redo the assignment to meet this goal should they fall short of this %. Sometimes math homework assignments have been done nearly 200 times optionally inn one night from under 100 students!