After students had become experts at their problem, I had the student sitting In the middle isle change desks behind them so they were sitting with a new person that had a different problem.(After thinking about this I didn’t necessarily have to do this but it worked.).
Not necessarily a hard task but it is something they need practice on solving. I made 12 sets of different equations and numbered each set.
So I pulled out Kate Nowak’s (one of my math teacher idols) math speed dating activity. I then handed out a set to each group being mindful of the level of difficulty when I initially handed them out.
The aim is for each person to find their 'perfect match'.
So there are seven pairs of guys/girls who match up perfectly based on their interests.
These are arranged obviously in the word document (Martin Shipley and Sarah Wright, David Crouch and Rosie Jacobs, etc.) : if you have a group smaller than 14, make sure the cards you remove are matching pairs rather than just random characters.