# Homework Policies

Proper homework habits is the absolute best way for students to gain mastery of math concepts. This cannot be stressed enough! Proper homework habits are:

- When appropriate, students copy given problems. For example, when they are asked to simplify an expression, they need to begin by copying the given expression before they begin simplifying. However, they do not need to copy a question like, “Explain why the circumference equals y-x.”
- Students show their work. When simplifying an expression or transforming an equation, they write the new line directly under the original one, working vertically, not horizontally.
- Students do their homework in a homework notebook either on loose-leaf paper or in a spiral notebook. They must not photocopy the pages in the text and do their homework on the copied pages, nor should they work in the texts themselves as though they are consumable texts.
- Students need to number their problems and keep their homework organized.
- Students need to write legibly and neatly. They should not crowd their work.
- Students or parents need to grade the work using the answers in the back of the book or the answers posted on Showbie.
- Students do their best to correct their mistakes before the next class. They are free to get help from parents, siblings, friends, classmates, or a tutor. They may email the instructor as well.
- Students can ask about remaining questions at the beginning of the next class, and if there is not enough time for all questions to be answered, students can email the instructor.
- Students submit their corrected homework on Showbie by 11:55 pm ET on the day of the next class (ie. the class after the one in which the homework was assigned).
- Students who submit homework late need to add a comment as to why it is late and also include whether or not the instructor gave permission—before the due date—for them to submit the homework late.

One of the things that sets Liberty Tutorials classes apart from others is that students have the opportunity to correct their tests and earn back half of the points they lost on problems that they correct. However, test corrections are a privilege, and students who fail to complete the homework and submit it as described above lose that privilege.

Also, students who perform poorly and have poor homework habits will not be accepted for enrollment in future classes.

The goal is that students fully master the material! That only happens with good homework habits!