Homework Grades:K-12

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Whould you like to see this part "Homework Grades:K-12" of the forum removed, why or why not ?
 
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Absolutely not.
 
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Of course not!! There are a lot of young people coming here for help. I think it's a great forum!
 
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Victor Frankenstein said:
Whould you like to see this part "Homework Grades:K-12" of the forum removed, why or why not ?
Perhaps you misread that forum title ? It reads "Homework: Grade K-12", not "Homework Grades:K-12".

It is not a place where K-12 students post their "homework grades".
 
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What would be your reason? It's a great forum, You can get quite a bit of help.

Maybe k-12 seems kind of young. how about <12 :biggrin:
 
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I don't see a point to this thread.
 
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Yeah, usually a Forum gets axed for lack of traffic, but at 6221 threads HW K-12 ranks 4th at PF.
 
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Granted, we don't have many kindergarteners coming here for homework help :biggrin:, but why would you even ask such a question when clearly there are a LOT of students getting help there, and the homework help is such an important part of what we do here. :confused: How many places can a junior high or high school student get help from college professors and graduate students?

One thought though...I've noticed folks who are not familiar with the US educational system get confused by the distinction between "K-12" and "college." I'm not sure if there are more universal terms to include in the description, such as "secondary school" or "university" or some such thing.
 
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I knwo that it does confuse some people. maybe it could be élementary and high school' and 'college'

sorry about the é, dead keys is on
 
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Moonbear said:
Granted, we don't have many kindergarteners coming here for homework help :biggrin:,
Yeah, and since the minimum allowable age at PF is 13, he would have to be one stupid kindergartener! :rofl:
 
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Yeah, and since the minimum allowable age at PF is 13, he would have to be one stupid kindergartener! :rofl:
Without parents consent. So there could be some kindergardeners here. :tongue2:
 
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I joined PF at 12 withou---I mean....with parental consent :redface: :uhh:
 
There kids in high school already taking advance math and science courses so thats where im comming from, high school algebra II for exa is pretty much the same as college algebra, concepts such as factoring a cubic polynomial doesn't change. Same with high school physics courses, problems simillar can be found in college text books.
 
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Oh, so you were talking about a merger. It is a bit funny that some high school questions are more advanced than some college questions. We used to have just one Homework Help Forum. I really don't know why it was split....
 
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16k threads, maybe?
 
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We split them prior to PF's membership explosion of last year. The split did work out for the best though, because with only 1 HW forum a new thread might only stay on the front page for a matter of minutes, instead of hours!
 
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If I was a teacher, I would get angry because of these kind of forums and ask you to remove this part! Just imagine your students do their homework better than you!:grumpy:
 
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Lisa! said:
If I was a teacher, I would get angry because of these kind of forums and ask you to remove this part! Just imagine your students do their homework better than you!:grumpy:
If my students were doing their homework better than me, I'd remove myself from my job and think about a different career.
 
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If my students were doing their homework better than me, I'd remove myself from my job and think about a different career.
Agreed! The best part here is that they don't just get handed answers, so it promotes learning, not cheating.

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There kids in high school already taking advance math and science courses so thats where im comming from, high school algebra II for exa is pretty much the same as college algebra, concepts such as factoring a cubic polynomial doesn't change. Same with high school physics courses, problems simillar can be found in college text books.
Oh, I see what you're asking. Well, it's not that big of a deal. As Tom pointed out, it just helps control traffic a bit. However, some of the difference is the level of the student and their approach to learning, as well as how far in depth you can go with an answer, even if the initial topic/problem is similar. We know there's some overlap between senior level high school classes and introductory level college classes. I think it also keeps the junior high and high school students from panicking when they see questions that are way over their heads and don't know if that's something they should know yet. At the college level, you are more aware of how much is out there that you still have to learn and it's not so overwhelming as it is to a high school student who is worried if they know enough to get into college.
 
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Moonbear said:
Agreed! The best part here is that they don't just get handed answers, so it promotes learning, not cheating.
Unless they post them in the brainteaser forum... :rolleyes:
 
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matthyaouw said:
Unless they post them in the brainteaser forum... :rolleyes:
It's usually pretty obvious when they do that. You can report those posts if you think they're posting homework in brainteasers.
 
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Gokul43201 said:
If my students were doing their homework better than me, I'd remove myself from my job and think about a different career.
It's not strange if sometimes students could find better solution to a problem especially if they get help from a scientist.( And we shouldn't expect a teacher to be more knowledgable than a scientist.) That's why I think students could do their homework better than their teacher. So if a teacher would be clever enough, s/he can come here and learn more.
The nice thing about the homework part is that most of time people help you step by step to get the answer by yourself and don't give you just the answer.
 

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