and other comments overheard from 1st graders using iPads for math.
Today our first graders used their iPads in pairs to study their math facts. We used the basic (free!) app called Math Drills Lite, which allows the students to be drilled on math, subtraction, multiplication and division, and has some handy setting controls so students and/or teachers can set the program for certain facts, or numbers, and turn on or off the helps like a number line. After a quick demo our students jumped in. It was exciting to see their enthusiasm for studying their basic math facts, a task that is not always so thrilling. This was a great way to engage the students and provide extra practice on concepts that are important for the students to be learning. When students are this engaged, we all win.