OK, I think I have a better handle of classroom mgmt. Class isn't as disruptive as before. Group work has been essentially eliminated. I've made power point slides of the math problems that I want to show as examples. I've been implementing the "I do, we do, y'all do, you do" method of my showing how problems are solved and then we all do them together and then they do them and finally independent seat work. For the most part, the classes are quiet and work is being done. I've also noticed improved performance from those who needed the independent ability to solve math problems. Now, some students are clamoring for "Can we play games so we can learn this? This stuff is so boring!" I am sticking to my guns for the remainder of the year, so, very limited group work, if any, and no games. Just book work, solve problems, practice, practice, practice...... I also know that to grow as a teacher, I will need to get group work involved, maybe? What would be good advice for me to have kids maybe pair up or triple-up without causing disruption and commotion? If I had total say, I would do this all year all the time for all my classes but something tells me this isn't good in the long run!