I am pleased to tell you that we will be using a website called IXL in our classroom this year. IXL is a comprehensive math review site with an unlimited number of practice questions in thousands of skills—all of which are aligned to state standards. One of the best things about IXL is that your child can access it from home, so you have a chance to see your child's progress.
Find a skill to practice by doing one of the following:
- Select a specific skill to practice from the list of skills. You can place your mouse over any skill to see a sample question and click on the link to begin.
- Go to the Awards section. Each grade level presents challenges for your child to conquer and virtual prizes to be uncovered. Place your mouse over any challenge to begin.
In addition to making math practice exciting, IXL is designed to help your child learn at his or her own pace. The website is adaptive and will adjust to your child's demonstrated ability level. The site also saves all of your child's results, so you can monitor your child's progress anytime by clicking on the Reports
at the top of the page.
We will use this site in our classroom during math centers but I strongly encourage your child to practice at home, using the usernames and passwords I gave out during parent conferences. Please make sure to sign onto your child's account (instead of using the free version) because I will be able to see how long your child practices and the number of problems they work on each week. Students are rewarded weekly for getting onto IXL math at home!
Please let me know if you need me to re-send your child's username/password.