How I Use It
I used this website to help with simple adding. I teach three and four year old students and I found that using technology in the class helps them make a better connections. IXL.com is great for practice after teaching. I use the website to practice adding with the students. It show a math problem with the correct images under each number. When they complete the problem correctly they get a positive message. If they get the problem wrong it explains the correct way to solve the problem. It also has the ability to talk the child through the process.
This teaching tool is a gem! I like that it is a free help and parents can access it at home to help their child with homework. One parent shared with me that she could not remember how to do a math problem and she went on the website and it taught her how to teach her child. My overall opinion is that it is a great tool and is very beneficial. One thing that would make it better is effective and positive sound effects to go along with the correct responses. Also if there was a way to track the child's progress when not in the classroom would be a great addition to the website.