There are two types of assignments which we provide via PANDA. Beyond obtaining bonus points, these excercises help you to apply your new knowledge from the lecture. Or to realise where you need to have a 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 assignments.
Type 1 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
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. For this, you'll have more time.
Type 2 exercises are released irregularly and you will have more time to solve them. Solving these excersises grants a bonus for your final grade. Type 2 exercises can be solved in groups.