I teach 7-9 math and I have always required my students to take notes with me in class. At the end of the chapter I collect them and give them points for completeness. I have a group of students this year that has several kids who are VERY SLOW at taking notes. I don't like to leave anyone behind, but I'm boring the rest of the class. I was just wondering how beneficial taking notes really is. Maybe I shouldn't require them to write them but to just pay attention and listen to the explanations. They would end up with more time to practice the actual work in class. Would that be more beneficial in the long run?? Any thoughts?