Updated June 2014

IXL: Math -- First-grade skills

Extensive drills cover foundational skills for loads of math practice

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  • Math
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IXL's first-grade math module provides drill sets that address more than 150 skills across 19 categories, including place values, fractions, mixed operations, and probability and statistics. The topics here are quite specific, which should help you easily find material that correlates to a particular standard or learning objective. However, it's probably best to teach these concepts yourself, in class -- the drills lend themselves best to practice and assessment. You might even use these drills as a quick, fun, and easy way to administer tests or quizzes.

If you have some quick learners who might thrive with something new, you might send them to IXL first, to introduce a topic. If you do this, the site's adaptive engine and progress-tracking features let kids progress at their own pace, while you can keep track of how they're doing. Review kids' progress reports to help point them toward areas for improvement, through either in-class work or extra drills on the site (or Chrome app).

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Courtney E. , Classroom teacher
Classroom teacher
Meadows Elementary School
Huntington, WV
Great math practice

My overall opinion of IXL is that it a great tool to utilize in your classroom! It is a great additive to any classroom when used properly. Teachers can just let the kids log on and let the students do any skill, teacher should tell the student which still to do.

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