Getting students to stay engaged is always a challenge. Sometimes they need to practice a specific concept, but giving out a worksheet is just plain boring. While studying unit rates and best buy with my 7th graders, I had students work with a partner to create a poster using this worksheet. Students doing column A were given yellow paper and students doing column B were given green paper. Each student had to show long division for each problem.
After students finished their column, they got together with their partner to create a poster showing the best buy for each category.
Afterwards, we got together as a class and went over the correct answers. At that time, we also talked about what makes a good poster. Then, we voted for the poster with the best title and for the best poster overall. Not a bad way to get students to do ten best buy problems! It took a little more time, but it was well worth it.