How I Use It
Our students use IXL as extra practice in the classroom and teachers assign lessons as weekly homework. Students have a week to finish assignments and then teachers will take summative grades on certain lessons.
In the classroom, the teacher will teach the whole group lesson and then give IXL for individual practice. The students love working out the problems with an Expo marker directly on the desk. They also love raising their scores- they compete and push each other to get higher scores!
I really like this tool and my EL's do too! This is used with first and second year English learners and they are having success! It gives them practice with the math and how to hone the skills.
I also use this with my own children and I have watched my daughter have success. She enjoys working her way toward a badge and likes working on the computer versus a worksheet. I like it because it gives an explanation of how to work the problem correctly!