IXL.com Review

As part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I received online access to IXL for my children.

 

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IXL is a practice environment that rewards hard work—after all, with dynamic, unlimited questions, guessing your way to success isn’t exactly an option. Instead, we encourage students to learn from their mistakes, and move through new challenges at their own pace. There’s no feeling that can match mastering a skill on IXL, since it comes with the satisfaction of knowing you really do “get it.”

 

IXL.com is web based math practice for Pre-K through Algebra. You can use IXL with any math curriculum for extra practice. IXL also tracks your students progress and displays proficiency scores in the state standards report. You can see what the state standards for your state, and where your child is at. This helps you find your child’s trouble spots so they can work on them.

There are numerous reports that you can use to track your child’s progress. I found the weekly emails telling me how long the kids worked and what they worked on, and what they needed to work on, very helpful. I can also log into my parent account to see the rest of the reports.

 

IXL Family Reports

Having the kids work independently on IXL worked for our family. They would sign in and do the work on their own. There are different question types, multiple choice, fill in, multiple correct, word problems, and interactive questions, that keeps the student interested. If the student gets an answer wrong, there is an explanation for them. The kids would call out and let me know when they received another virtual reward.
IXL Awards and Games

Abigail, finishing 7th grade  said: “I liked the line -line segment and the ray. Working on IXL helped me in my regular math book.”

Zach, finishing 5th grade, said: “I liked getting the certificates.”


The extra algebra practice for my highschoolers is great, too. And more advanced topics will be available soon.

When the kids finished a certain number of problems, starting with one hundred, I received an email saying they had a certificate available to print. Zach was so excited when he received these. The virtual awards and the printable certificates really gave him an incentive to work longer.

 

IXL Certificate of Achievement

Here are a few IXL screen samples:

IXL Screen Samples

 

The pages are bright, colorful, and easy to use. Yet the pages are simple, not busy, so the child is not distracted by graphics on the page that aren’t involved in the questions.

 

An IXL.com membership is available two ways, a monthly plan and a yearly plan.

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Membership benefits:

  • 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.

Prices listed are for one child. Each additional child is $2. per month or $20. per year. These prices are for homeschools, IXL is available to schools, check the website for pricing.

 

 

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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received online access  in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. My opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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