I teach algebra at a community college. I assign homework which counts for 2 points. After going over the HW, I give the students a quiz (worth 20 points) with problems similar to the HW.
I spend about 30 minutes at the start of class going over the homework. I have tried a few different things and I don't really think either of the methods really works great.
Method A--I ask students to work in pairs and talk to one another about the homework. Meanwhile, I circulate and answer individual questions.
Method B--I ask students which problems they would like to go over. I write the problem numbers on the board and then ask for volunteers to write the problem on the board. I then go one by one talking through the problems, while directing my comments to the person who asked about the problem.
Any thoughts on how to make this "going over homework" time better?