How I Use It
I use it mainly with my Algebra Support students. These students need extra algebra practice outside of worksheets, book work, ect. IXL is a way to get that extra practice while incorporating technology and the opportunity for students to get instant feedback on their work. The site also provides guided practice when students miss a question. It is a really great tool to use with students, especially those that are struggling. The only complaint I have about IXL is that their site is not friendly to the IPad with all of the skills. Some skills need Adobe Flash player. They have stated they are working on this and coming out with an app soon.
I really like IXL. I have used this with my Algebra 1 students for the last 2 years. It does a great job of providing INSTANT feedback to students while covering all of the topics that we cover in the classroom. Students enjoy working on it for that reason also. It also gives the TEACHER the ability to track the students performance by using the IXL reports that are available to the account administrator. Parents also love that this is available to their students to use at home. I have many parents who have asked for an account for their student so that they can sit down and practice the skills with them at home. I strongly recommend IXL for any math classroom teacher.