How I Use It
I used it for extra practice for my students. I gave them all accounts so that I could see who was practicing and who was doing well and who needed work. The students liked it because it allowed them to do extra practice while using technology. Also, they liked the fact that they got points for correct answers. Many of my students would spend hours practicing problems because they wanted to get their SmartScore to 100.
IXL is a great resource to give students the extra practice without them feeling like they're doing worksheets. The site also gives the students feedback on their answers if they're wrong, explaining the correct answer and how to get it. I also like the wide range of practice problems that are available to the students. I absolutely hate that it costs so much, because it makes me want to find other resources besides IXL.