Monday, June 18, 2012

IXL

IXL is a computer based website that helps your students practice their current math skills and learn new skills in a fun, exciting and sometimes challenging environment online.  Both of my kids love to play video games, computer games, handheld games, board games so I guess you could say they just love to play games. Well, what kid doesn't?  I've noticed that the more games we play the easier it is for them to remember things so we try to make a game out of almost everything but sometimes they get bored with the games that I make up and sometimes I'm in a hurry and can't think up a new game.  That's where IXL came in really handy for our family!  I didn't actually have to come up with any new math games, I'd just let them play for 20 minutes or so a day and I saw dramatic improvement in their math skills plus they were also learning some new skills along the way! I've actually had some problems getting them to stop playing because they are having so much fun.


IXL starts in Pre-K and works all the way up to Algebra.  Geometry, Trigonometry, and other advanced topics are on their way!  IXL is currently being used in more than 150 countries around the world and in the USA the state standards are listed for each state.

IXL would be a great addition to any math curriculum that you are currently using because students practice their skills in many different ways and then are rewarded with virtual awards as they complete each challenge that arises. The virtual awards can also be printed if you would like to.


One of the things that I (the parent/teacher) liked was the Improvement Reports.  These reports track your child's progress and you can also set goals to help keep your student on track.




Membership benefits include:

  • Complete coverage of math curriculum from Pre-K to algebra.
    Your kids won’t miss a thing!
  • Unlimited questions in over 2,000 skills.
  • Fun and colorful practice formats.
  • Questions that adapt to your child’s ability, increasing in difficulty as they improve.
  • Immediate feedback and question-specific explanations to solidify understanding of each concept.
  • Audio for all Pre-K through first-grade skills.
  • Weekly e-mail updates on your child’s progress.
  • Informative, detailed reports pointing out successes and trouble spots.
  • Awards and certificates for you and your children to print out as they
    reach important milestones.


A family plan includes up to 3 children and you can choose from a $9.95 monthly or $79.00 yearly plan. Additional children can be added to the account for an additional $2.00 per month or $20.00 per year. Special pricing is also available for schools.





Thanks for reading,
 

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