Tuesday, June 19, 2012


from their website:

"Practice makes perfect, and IXL makes math practice fun! IXL allows teachers and parents to monitor the progress of their students and motivate them through interactive games and practice questions. With over 2,000 skills spanning pre-kindergarten to algebra, and an unlimited number of computer-generated problems, your children always have something new and exciting to practice on IXL!"

Cost - $9.95/month or $79/year - up to 3 children,  Additional children are $2/month or $20/year
(try out 20 questions a day for free to see if IXL is for you...)

The Bentz Test Laboratory was given a 6 month membership to IXL.  With summer break on the horizon - I jumped at the opportunity to introduce some daily math practice! 

IXL (for I excel) was exactly what we needed this summer - math skill practice!!  My two testers - in 1st grade and in 3rd grade were eager to get some computer time...even if it meant doing math.

IXL was extremely easy to navigate - I really liked that I could pick and choose the exact skills that I wanted them to work on.  This isn't really a "teaching" program, it's a review and drill program.  I could pinpoint what skill (regardless of the level) and set them off and learning.  For my 1st grade tester, the questions are available in audio as well .

My testers both appreciated the IXL game board that they earned rewards on.  It's basically a virtual sticker board that they get to complete as they master skills and complete time - best of all they like  compare with each other!  You can also print out colorful certificates to reward their efforts.

Weekly, I was sent a progress report.  I can also log on and see a very to easy graphic of what they have been working on.

I really liked this program, and my testers did as well.  The only drawback is the price...with multiple children involved - it could be a bit pricey. 

For summer practice and review it's a great addition to the math toolchest!

See what the other members of the TOS Reveiw Crew thought here.

I was sent a complimentary subscription in exchange for my honest opinion as part of the TOS Review Crew.



1 comment:

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