Our problem is quite boring with black words on a white paper.
The iPad (and really any device) allows us to do some 20% time of learning. We investigated what the Iditarod is all about prior to us attacking this problem. There were no limitations. I just emphasized with the students that I knew nothing about this race. Students found maps, videos, past winners, distance, and many other items.
It definitely was my hook toward getting their attention.
Students were able to share their findings by having their iPad mirror to the large screen so that all students could view the information. Great discussion.
We continued with three additional problems, followed by the students creating their own intersection of two equations. We used Screenchomp to create.