It's going to be a long year. (And these are my 7th graders... my 8th grade class from hell is another post.)
I've gotten the majority of them are now hooked on my Math Bingo. I had my principal order the entire Math Bingo Library from Lakeshore Learning two years ago and I haven't regretted it since. It's a great way to get students engaged, practicing their weak multiplication skills and a fun way to spend a Friday.
Although they complain a bit about my "fabulous prizes" (which is they get to leave at the bell and don't have to wait for me to dismiss them) the majority of them are happy to play.
When I have a few that whine about it's boring or that they never win - I happily tell them that they can do a multiplication worksheet instead. I make sure it's about 50 questions and they quickly stop complaining.
Does anyone else use these games? Any other easy games to play?