We have changed our Homework Policy to focus on Reading.
We no longer send home Math homework. We do require that students read for a minimum of 20 minutes per night for five days a week. I collect their reading calendar on Thursday's to determine if the student is likely to meet that goal. They then have one more night to "catch up" before Friday.
On Friday, we have a 25 minute period in the afternoon when those students who have read 100 minutes are included in "Friday Fun Day".