Hello all. In my math class we frequently have times when students are to be working independently, with a partner, or with a small group to complete some sort of practice problems or practice work. During these times students are allowed to talk, but I don't want the noise level too high - both so that students can focus and because we share a wall with the school library. I was wondering if any of you play music during students' work time, and if so does it make much of a difference in the noise level? (I would LOVE if the music helped students feel peaceful and cut down on unnecessary chatter, but I would NOT love if the students began talking louder to hear better over the music.) Just wondering what your thoughts are, or what type of music you play!