Math teachers: Do you ever use group work? My math class has always been lecture/solving problems with me at the board. I feel badly about this because I know that that can get boring after a while. However, I have never seen math taught differently. Do you think it's a good idea to use group work once in a while to make class more interesting? For example, having a challenge problem or proof that they work together in groups to solve? Or would that just waste class time? I'm just tired of all of the bored faces I see in my class, so I want to make things a little bit more interesting. I know in other subjects, there are so many activities that can be used. In math, I'm just not sure... During my duty period, I'm in the library monitoring students. I often hear kids working on math problems together and they always seem to get excited about the problems when they're discussing how to solve them. I would love to see this excitement and interest in my classes. I'm thinking about this more for next year, not this year.