There are two types of homework which we provide via PANDA and Jupyter (where you can login with your IMT credentials). Beyond obtaining bonus points, these excercises help you to apply your new knowledge from the lecture. Or to realise where you need to have another look into the contents. Especially, it will help you to deal with exercises in the exam.
Making a long story short: We strongly encourage you to thoroughly work on the homework.
Type-1 homework deals with the content of one specific week and is designed for repetition and comprehension. It can be solved within a short timeframe, assuming you've already put some work towards understanding the content.
Type-2 homework is designed to deepen your understanding by asking advanced questions (potentially spanning multiple topics). These are more time-intensive and may require you to come up with the right ideas. Solving these excersises grants a bonus for your final grade. Type-2 exercises can be solved in groups. Indeed, teaming up and (virtually) meeting in order to solve the given problems, often results in a better understanding and, well, more fun.