Hey everyone, looking for some help. I had an in person interview for a New York City Charter School and they welcomed me back for a demo lesson. They said to teach anything related to fractions (not too hard, not too easy). I went in a second time to observe the class I would be teaching and behaviorally they are a tough group. There are about 25 of them and They have had inconsistent teachers since before January and need a lot of structure and I know that's what the panel observing me are looking for most. That I can handle them. Right now I want to teach adding fractions with unlike denominators because I feel most comfortable with it, however I am open to suggestions. I was thinking about going over the rules to doing so, working through problems myself and then at the end doing a word problem to solve all together. Then for their own work time, have them do a partner game. This is where I am torn. Basically each partner duo would get a set of index cards set up like a deck of cards, and they would pick one each and add the fractions that they pick. So if partner one picks 1/2 and partner two picks 5/6 they would both find the answer independently and compare their answers with their partner when they had solved it. Then they would do another one and so on. I thought it would be engaging and fun, and give them a chance to assess how well they understand the objective by working with a partner. Those who are not behaving appropriately would get a worksheet instead that I will provide with problems to work independently on. I am extremely nervous that a game is a bad idea because the students right now are pretty much running the classroom. There is no order.:unsure: I don't know if I should just be simple and strict. At the same time, I want to show I am a creative teacher. Any thoughts? Or any ideas what I can teach that would be good for this bunch of students?