I'm looking for ideas for making my first unit of math more engaging for my students. The first unit of 6th grade is so, so boring (decimal operations, long division, etc.) It's the easiest unit and it's basically just computation. I'm struggling to find ways to make it more engaging than just a practice worksheet. I am doing a bunch of worksheets but I want to do some things that are a little bit more fun. A few things I was thinking were... -I will have solved multiplication problems on chart paper around the room and students will travel around the room and decide if it's correct or not. -Group Activity: give a group cut up problems, they solve each problem independently and compare answers. I like this idea but I see that it might be frustrating for kids who work more quickly. However, my 6th graders are really good at working together. I credit it to the great work that their elementary teachers must have done with them -Scholar Scribe for long division: This would only be for two problems, but kids would work in partners and one person would be the scholar and one person would be the scribe. -For multiplication tomorrow, I'm planning on having kids work in groups to make a poster demonstrating two strategies to multiply the decimals .008 and 7.2. -Maybe a Jeopardy Review game on Friday? I am not allowed to give any food for prizes but the kids might still enjoy it. I have some ideas for other units I will be teaching, but I find our first unit super boring!