How I Use It
I use the IXL app in my classroom as and practice and review time for my students about twenty minutes a day. The questions are sorted by grade level, and then by specific categories of math. It is easy to use and find one specific skill to practice for the day that either coincides with the math lesson of the day and/or pulls from material used on state testing. It is working well as an individual and small group activity. I also like how the students can practice at a grade above if they need the challenge-they are not stuck on their grade level. I have nothing negative to say at this point. My students can use this in the classroom, yet they still have the same personal account at home and can continue to practice at home when they feel motivated to do so or are assigned the review.
My overall opinion of IXL is that it is an easy way to practice the vital skills necessary to master for state testing and for the core curriculum in math on a day to day basis. It allows the student to work at the level they are assigned, or the level they are comfortable with, whether that be below, on, or advanced. This tool could be used on a school wide basis to create incentive for repetition and practice in math skills.