How I Use It
IXL has been fantastic for my classroom and my students. I have used it as a preview of material, a review of material they should know, a review for material that will be on the standards and as a supplement for material I have just taught in class. I have found that assigning 4-5 topics per week has been best. Each student then gets credit for a homework assignment for each topic, they have to have a smart score of 70 or better, OR spend 20 minutes practicing. I love that if they get an answer wrong, IXL shows them how to do the problem correctly
I am a true believer in this product. I had students MAPS scores increase by over 20 points in Math. We are talking about using it for interventions. I think they could improve by attaching and introduction video to each topic. I do have a student who has challenged herself to a 100 point smart score on every topic in her grade level. She achieved her goal in 6th grade and is working her way through 7th grade. Parents can even help because of the help if the problem was answered incorrectly. I love IXL.