For a student to be successsful in mathematics, one needs to practice independently.  Assignments started in class will be completed as independent practice. In Honors Algebra 1 classes,  students should expect a nightly assignment, including weekends.  An assignment is worth 40% of one's grade.  That might not sound like much; however it matters.  For each assignment grade of zero, math grades drop. By completing the assignments, one's skills will be strengthened for quizzes and unit tests.