(The idea is that each problem has the same answer as the date. I ended up tweaking this, because I found it a little constricting. Sometimes the problem just includes the date all over the place but the answer is a graph or other justification.)
One plan I have for homework this year is to be more intentional in allowing (and requiring) students to talk about their homework in class. I had already planned to give students time at the beginning of class to work with their teams to respond to the feedback I left on the previous night’s homework. My new plan is to do the same thing, but to also use the time to talk about the problem that was on the calendar for that day.
I tried to come up with a mix of questions that will (1) be nice review, (2) provide opportunities for multiple solution methods, (3) prompt good discussion in class, and/or (4) suggest later topics. I think some of the questions really do a good job of meeting those goals. I think others could be a lot better, but school starts in 2 days… My hope is that this structure will prove useful and I can make one for each month, so next month’s should be better. Assuming there is a next month’s…
Thanks to Heather and Kathryn for posting their versions. Many of my problems are shamelessly stolen from them.