As students were working on quizzes online, I would see their efforts being rewarded. Many were working on some pretty challenging questions that involved things other than multiplying or dividing decimals. If they incorrectly answered any questions, they would have to go back and fix those questions. I spent a lot of time re-opening those quizzes for them to re-take. Many of the mistakes they were making involved multiplying their facts while using the multiplying algorithm. Some were making mistakes while in the addition process while others were subtracting incorrectly during the dividing process.
After we would talk about the problems they had that were incorrect, the students would try again. Some would make similar mistakes again. They would ask for me to re-open the quiz and then try again. All the while showing me their work for feedback.
I loved watching the struggle. Not because I like to see kids fail. I could actually see the thinking they were doing. Some would look up at the ceiling while others would stare off into space. They would enter their answer, then submit it. Here is the part I loved.
They would scroll down the quiz to find that troubling problem. "Did I get it correct this time?" they think with their fingers crossed while swiping the iPad to the bottom of the quiz.
I could tell those that finally got that troubling problem correct. If you used your sense of sight and hearing you would have seen the victorious "Both Hands in the Air" pose and would hear a that "YESSSSSS!" of being successful.