Speed dating was a method of dating which involved bringing a large number of Jewish youths together and allowing them to meet, familiarize and eventually get married.This concept that started out of a Jewish need has spread to be a very universal concept.With the problem that the first speed dating set out to solve being seen as a universal one, subsequent events of similar nature followed.

It hits all my requirements for a practice activity: it's self-checking, promotes dialog, allows for some differentiation, requires a little movement, and the kids are doing all the work.

To prepare, you will need cards or slips of paper with problems on one side and the answers on the other.

After a few minutes have passed, tell them the answer is on the back so they can check if they did it right.

When ready, the students trade problems with the person across from them and work it. If someone raises their hand to ask me a question, I first ask the expert student, "What is his question?

This necessitated the first speed dating event that ever occurred.

This took place in the year 1998 in Beverly Hills, USA.The concept was initiated and propagated by a Jew named Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah.The Jews have a history if scattering all over the place, and coming together to marry fellow Jews became a thing of difficulty.Arrange your desks in two rows facing each other, like this: Each student gets a problem.Here's where you can differentiate, by giving quick workers more difficult problems.Another class I had called it "The Math Train." If we haven't done it in a while, kids start asking for it.