Teacher Review for IXL: Math -- Eighth-grade skills


Louise L.
National Earth Science Teacher's Association NE Region Liaison contact
New York City School District
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My Subjects Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
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 Take
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.