Holiday Homework Solutions facility for 2016 – 2017 is being maintained to help the students and parents to complete the holiday homework comfortably. You are requested to upload your holiday homework in PDF format and get the solutions with in a week. You can also upload your maths or science problems which you want to know. If the problems are related to NCERT, please refere to NCERT Solutions page to get this. The solutions of holiday homework will be uploaded along with the school name at the end of this page. Notification of completion of homework will not be given by the website, you have to check yourself after a week for the solutions.
Students of the upper primary level (Class 8, 7 and 8) are already well informed and are keen to find and learn more. While assigning and preparing homework for the students of upper primary level, it is important to note they are able to develop the skills like relating, thinking, concluding, inferring. Homework should be such that the student neither feel it burdensome nor they lose interest in the subject matter. Moreover it is useful in providing them a happy experience. Homework therefore needs to be thought about and worked upon differently. Emphasis should be given on designing quality homework rather than its quantity.
Encompassing the aforesaid ideas, the CBSE has brought forth a Manual, “Alternatives to Homework” for classes VI to VIII. It is collection of ideas transformed into suggestive activities that are creative, interesting, meaningful and interactive, enhancing various skills, directly or indirectly related to subject matter providing students to enhance their learning and gaining knowledge.
Alternatives to Homework
VI – VIII
Class 6: Hindi English Maths Science Social Science
Class 7: Hindi English Maths Science Social Science
Class 8: Hindi English Maths Science Social Science
A well rounded development of individual knowledge happens not only from textbooks and formal education but more from the learner’s personal experiences, individual inquisitive nature and social surroundings. Homework is an area of importance and to make it more relevant for the middle classes, appropriate strategies and meaningful activities may be designed and suggested to the schools that give more time to child to explore his/her environment to develop the creative thinking. These activities would be framed in a way that they keep the child interested and therefore would also help in enhancing the learning process.
Homework is one of the areas that need urgent attention. As the students in the middle years are well informed about collecting a lot of information, the importance of making their homework interesting and meaningful becomes more relevant. They develop a certain learning style and want to know and find more and more. Efforts should be made to make homework more creative and interesting so that the students do not feel burdensome while doing it and the ultimate purpose of providing homework is served.
A survey was conducted through questionnaire prepared by CBSE to collect feedback from its various stakeholders i.e. parents, teachers, students and other educationists on “Alternatives to Homework at Upper Primary Level” for Classes VI-VIII so that appropriate strategies and meaningful activities can be designed and suggested to schools. The questions were directed to know the ideal length and purpose of the homework, whether homework should be assigned in all the subjects, internet usage should be a part of the homework or not, how homework helps in teaching and whether same homework should be given to all the students.
Keeping in view emerging issues, there is a need to think about giving quality homework emphasising on acquiring applied learning skills. Few points can be kept in mind while designing a quality homework by teachers:
- Provide students capacity building activities which are followed up and acknowledged like drawing, creative writing, making puzzles, stories, plays, and craft.
- Provide them assignments which reinforce their reading, writing and researching skills. Homework must enable the student to practice a skill independently.
- A possible discussion can be held with different children on what they would like to do at home to improve in which ever area they deem necessary. Homework must be designed in a way that maximizes the chances of its completion by the students.
- Parents should be able to understand the child’s needs and schools’ suggestions on how to learn mathematics, logical reasoning, etc. by doing puzzles, writing letters, reading to elders from the newspapers, making household lists, recipe making and cooking.
- Learners who have dyslexia or number difficulty should have practice assignments overcoming their problems.
The child in middle school is well informed about a lot of information and has developed a learning style. There are subjects or aspects that the children like more and quickly learn. There is a keenness to discover more and prepare for the examination. Learning is about developing new faculties, which become useful as an adult. The years 12 to 15 are years when rules become important, and doing well, excelling, are given importance both at home and in the school. As the child grows physically his/her emotional maturity also grows and there are interests which are beyond just what lessons can give.
The homework assigned should:
- enhance study habits and practice skills (which learners are able to perform independently)
- reinforce necessary skills both scholastic and co-scholastic among the learners.
- enable learners to become independent learners and thinkers and develop among them 21st century skills.
- lead to the improvement in the academic achievement of the learner.
- expand on the existing knowledge of the learners and be a part of the already acquired competencies in the classroom.
- not put unneeded pressure or stress by including new learning material or difficult material to be worked upon by learners themselves.
- be interesting, innovative and somewhat challenging so that the learners can make use of their thinking skills.
- keep alive the spirit of enquiry and research among the learners.
- be curriculum based and as per developmental needs of the learners.
- not require specific resources or technology which is not accessible to all learners.
- have clearly defined, purposeful, creative and engaging activities.
- enable the learner to do the assigned homework independently wherein the role of parents is to provide conducive environment to do the assigned work rather than monitoring the child all the time till he/she finishes his/her homework.
It is also advised that teachers can refer to Life Skills Manuals, Health Manuals and Environmental Education Manuals which contain age appropriate and interesting activities which can be taken up by the learners individually. These activities can be assigned to learners so as to enhance their life skills, values and make them health conscious.
Homework is needed, and necessary for a teacher to be able to follow up with each child. The correction and feedback on homework is an important input that helps both parents and children to follow up and improve in areas which are needed. The nature of the homework has to be evolved in consultation with the child and between teachers so that the same sort of work is not repeated in different subject areas. Lastly there has to be a constant feedback sought from parents and children about the utility of the work done. The recourse to tuitions, and extra classes, can be reduced if the homework is used for learning improvement and acquisition of diverse skills.
Please mention the school name properly [like ABC Public School, Janak Puri, Delhi (India)], so that the other students of the same school can download the material without uploading the same homework.
Holiday Homework Solutions
Bal Bharti Public School, Manesar, Gurgaon
DAV Model School, Durgapur, West Bengal Solutions
Delhi International School, Dharma, New Delhi, India
DAV Public School, Anand Vihar, Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha
Jamia Senior Secondary School, JMI, New Delhi
Kendriya Vidyalaya Barrackpore (army)
Kendriya Vidhyalaya, FRI, Dehradun
Kendriya Vidyalaya, CRPF Avadi, Chennai
Kendriya Cidyalaya, Bailey Road, Patna, Bihar
St Dominic Savio’s High School, Patna, Bihar
Yuvashakti Model School (Rohini Branch) Solutions
We are trying to help the students as our level best. That’s why we have started this section. In June, 2016 we will start another section “Projects and Working models” which will help the students to take ideas for working models for the classes 6, 7 and 8. For the class 9 and 10 there will be project files and models for their FA exams. We also upload investigatory project Physics and Chemistry for class 12 and Computer Science projects and Programmes.
If you are in need of some special project that is not uploaded so far, please inform us through FORUM section, we will try to upload or directly send to you through mail. Our main motive is to help you without giving any trouble. Feel free to contact us.