Tuesday, November 11, 2014

IXL Math & IXL Language Arts: A TOS Crew Review

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IXL Math & IXL Language Arts from IXL

Available for K-12 - Pricing for family memberships starts at just $9.95/month or $79/year for one subject. Each additional child costs $2/month or $20/year.
(For more information or to purchase a family membership, go to www.ixl.com/membership/family/pricing, and select your preferred membership option to view pricing details.)

This is one of our FAVORITES!  The Bentz Test Laboratory was elated to get a family membership for up to 5 testers for both IXL Math & IXL Language Arts from IXL!

IXL Math is an online subscription that boasts over 3,000 math skills review problems ranging in grades from Preschool to Precalculus, and topics such as shape counting, money, Algebra, Geometry, and so much more.  

IXL Language Arts  is also online. Desgned for students in 2-8th grades, offering practice problems in nearly 800 skills. Lessons range from the basics like nouns, articles, and alphabetical order, to more advanced skills such as ellipses, analogies, and Greek and Latin roots. 

We have been using this fabulous program over the past 2 years.  We were introduced to it with my sweet daughter, who was attending an online charter school for special services.  Meet my testers for this review - grades K-6. 

This is one of the most user friendly online programs that I have ever used.  Not only that - it's incredibly effective!

Signing on to your account is so easy...even my Kindergartner can do it independently.  Once in the program - simply pick Math or Language Arts and the grade level you want to work at.  A screen of available skills will come up, and you can pick and choose what you want to work on. 

As you work through the skill, you can see your number of questions answered, and how far to go until mastery.  One feature I really appreciate is the audio buttons for my younger testers.  I don't have to sit and read for her,  she can listen!  

The program keeps a record of EVERYTHING they do, so you can easily see what skills they have been working on, and how long.  After they master a section - they earn a gold medal next to the skill, and once the requirements are met - they earn an "Award".  This is my tester's FAVORITE part.  Who knew that uncovering a simple picture on their award board could be so motivating?  But, no lie - they will work tirelessly for this simple treat!!

The strength in this program is your child's ability to PRACTICE- PRACTICE-PRACTICE, without getting bored.  These fundamental math skills and language arts skills are vital, and to master them - they need to be repeated.  Most workbook/textbook programs simply do not spend time on this part. My children would NEVER do this amount of practice on paper, BUT getting to do it on the makes it fun time!

A very cool feature of the program is the amount of reporting information you can access with a click of your mouse.  I can see what they have done, what's mastered, what needs work.  I can even have it in graph form... love!  (for those of you who spend too much time tracking their progress...you will flip over this part, you know who you are!)

Emails are also sent to your parent account, informing you of progress.  Printable Achievement certificates are available, if you like that sort of thing.  I just showed them - and they were amazed by how many problems they had completed!

This is a well designed program.  A must have, in my opinion!!

IXL works on your mobile device too.  Check out the information about Apps here.

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