How I Use It
Using IXL is tailored to student;s learning needs. If a student has scored low , for example order of operations, then the teacher picks out questions from that topic that will suit the student's needs. Independent practice is the best. The students have their assignments from their teacher assignment in their google mail. They are timed and expected to complete the challenge that has been picked for them. The self assessment explains students error and they able to self assess.
My overall opinion about IXL it is unique and saves you many steps of repeating instructions and strategies not unless a student is stuck. I liked being able to observe students while they were self teaching and the way the program makes them aware and self conscious. It has a positive approach needed for teachers as a coach. Students are more involved in the learning process and develop their self confidence.