Students can also expect to have a short "Quick Quiz" each class period. The students will usually take these quizzes after we have gone over the homework assignment for a certain topic. These "QQ's" are usually worth about twice as much as a homework assignment. I like to give the students a short quiz every day so that I can tell right away if most of the students are comprehending the topic that was covered.
Often, students get frustrated looking at a homework assignment that they are confused about. Having a daily quiz alleviates the need for me checking homework for accuracy. However, I always expect students to do their homework. The homework I give (unless it is a reading guide) will always correlate to the topic that was covered in class. Therefore, I expect students to make their very best effort on their homework. I know that not all students will understand everything and be able to do all of their homework problems exactly right every night. However, I expect to see the effort being put in on their part. A student should never come to class empty- handed and say, "I didn't understand how to do it." That is not acceptable. I always expect all of my students to do their very best and try everything that is assigned.