Homework, or a homework assignment, is a set of tasks assigned to students by their teachers to be completed outside the classroom. Common homework assignments may include required reading, a writing or typing project, mathematical exercises to be completed, information to be read before a test, or other skills to be practiced.

Math homework

The effects of homework are debated. Generally speaking, homework does not help young children. Homework may help older students, especially low-achieving students. However, homework also creates stress for students and parents, and reduces the amount of time that students can spend in other activities.[1]

Homework dates back to the 1900s, though it may have existed from earlier.[2]

Geometry homework


  1. Cooper, Harris; Robinson, Jorgianne C. & Patall, Erika A. 2006. Does homework improve academic achievement? A synthesis of research, 1987-2003. Review of Educational Research. 76 (1): 1–62. [1]
  2. "HISTORY OF HOMEWORK". SFGate. 1999-12-19. Retrieved 2020-08-18.