I teach middle school math. I've been thinking of a way to get kids more active in the learning process. When I was in school, one of my teachers used to hand out small pieces of paper whenever a student answered a question correctly. The student would write their name on the paper and turn it in. If you got at least one a week, you made a 60 for the participation grade for that week. At the end of the week, all papers are counted for each student and whoever had the most made a 100 and everything in between was sectioned off into A's B's and C's. I'm willing to put in the time to count all of these at the end of the week if it will work. What do you think? Do you think it's appropriate for middle school math???