Here is how I modified it: I give the students one problem at a time and the problems get progressively more challenging. Here's how it works. I give the students a problem and they work on it at their seats. When they are finished they bring the problem to me. If they are correct I hand them the next problem. If they were incorrect, I clear up any misconceptions and send them back to their seat to make corrections.
I correct any misconceptions before they practice it the wrong way multiple times.
Students may get a little competitive and want to be the person who did the most problems.
Some students get lost in the shuffle. I'm so busy that I don't notice if some students get past the first problem or not.
At the end of class, I don't have anything tangible as a way of knowing what they know.
Some students finish all the problems and have nothing to do.
I'm too busy!!!
Possible solutions to my cons:
Students lost in the shuffle: One possibility is to have a chart on the board and students place a check mark next to their name when they get a problem correct. Any thoughts here?
Any why am I so busy? One thing I brought back with me from the conference "The person doing all the work is doing all the learning".
Nothing Tangible: I have the chart to see who finished and who fell behind.
Students who finish early: The students could take over my job when they complete all the problems.
I will give this another try and see what happens. Stay posted for an update. Anyone try this? Have any suggestions?