Sep 152014
 

It was like a music to my ears when I found out that IXL has given me the opportunity to have a year access to their wonderful program – the Math and Language Arts online practice  good for up to two children. I first stumbled this site about 2 years ago when I was searching for an online Math learning tool. I let my son try the free 20 trial questions provided, and fortunately he instantly liked the program and insisted me to subscribe. However, I wasn’t able to do it due to its cost.

Math_Learning

 

What is IXL?

IXL offers vibrant, motivating online practice program for Math and Language Arts available in different International editions for schools and home use.

IXL Online Practice

 

IXL Math

It is available from Junior Kindergarten up to Grade 12. Each level has its own list of categorized skills to practice. You need to move your mouse over any skill name to view a sample question. To start practicing just click a certain skill. The program is also available through Android and iPad applications, however, it’s only until in Grade 6 level.

  Sample Question:

IXL Math

Language Arts

This is not available yet in Canada edition, nevertheless, I am still grateful that I have also given the access to the US edition  which provides my grade 2 son to practice the subject. It is available starting Second Grade till the Eight Grade. Since my son is in the second grade French immersion class, so I  teach him English lessons at home, and with this amazing online practice program it helps him to develop his learning journey. Hopefully in the future, it will be available in Canadian edition and in mobile applications.

             Sample question:

IXL Language Arts practice

IXL Wonderful Features We Loved

Immediate feedback and Praises- Every time the child answers the question correctly, he/she gets praises such as Awesome, Good Job, Bravo, Excellent and Terrific, which absolutely uplift the spirit of the child to keep going with his work. If answered incorrectly, the detailed explanation is also provided.

IXL Praises

AudioThis feature helps my daughter  to solve the problems independently even though she couldn’t read some of the words being used in the program. The audio is found before every question from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 1 level.

Awards- When the child able to finish answering all the questions at a certain skill or practice longer, he/she gets an award such as certificate, gold medal and a prize. This feature is cool and it inspires our little learners to strive or practice for more to get rewards after. Actually, my children are always counting the medals and prizes they received.  My only concern here is that my son gets frustrated once he gets incorrect answers because it will lower his SmartScore and this cause him to take time to reach a 100 score and to receive his award.  But I always tell him that practice makes perfect. The more he will practice, the more he will master the lessons and he will receive more awards.

 

IXL Rewards

 

IXL Math

 

 

Comprehensive IXL Reports- Through this feature, I as a parent will be able to track the child’s usage, performance, progress and improvement, trouble spots,  problems received and so on. It helps me also to verify  that at times I told our children to practice the IXL using the Tablet they just do other things like other games instead of  learning IXL.

 

IXL Comprehensive Reports

IXL Report Card

 

Provincial Curriculum Alignment It’s great to know that there are also lessons aligned in a  specific province, just like for the province of British Columbia where we reside.  With this tactic, we as parent have the idea or guide the coverage lessons what to teach to our children and which topics for them to study throughout the school year. Recently that the BC province hasn’t opened yet the school due to unsettled Teachers’ Strike which started weeks before the end of 2013-2014 class, me as a mother of two little children is finding different ways to educate our children from home so they  wouldn’t be  behind in education as soon as the class begins.  In this time of education crisis, IXL is one of my teaching partners. Thank you very much  IXL for this amazing program!

British Columbia Grade 2 Curriculum

 

How much is the Cost to Subscribe?

The parents have two subscription options to choose from, whether yearly or monthly basis,  providing the unlimited access to all grade levels. The yearly subscription cost is C$79, while the monthly is C$9. 95 . Each additional child has an additional fee of C$2  per month or C$20/year. For teachers subscription cost, it varies to the number of students per class.  The classroom licenses start at just C$249/year  for 1 teacher and 30 students. If you have further questions and clarification, please just  visit IXL Help Center page.

 

 My Overall Say

IXL is truly an amazing program! It makes learning fun and motivating.  I highly recommend IXL to any parents or teachers to use it as part of the learning of their children or students despite of its price which I find it costly. My piece of words to the parents, “you must guide the child and see to it that the he/she has taught the concepts before using the application to practice certain skills.”

Learning the fun way

Our kids are motivated to earn Gold Medals through IXL Learning!

 Disclaimer: I have received/used the product for a fair and honest review.  All opinions are purely  on my own and may differ from others.  If you have questions or concerns about the product or sponsor, please just contact the sponsor directly through their site. 

  9 Responses to “Review of IXL: Math and Language Arts Online Practice”

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  2.  

    I’ve never heard about this program before. I love it and we will try it for sure; thank you

  3.  

    My kids LOVE IXL. So much so they ask to go on and do it. They have for about 2 yrs now it’s great!

  4.  

    My girls use IXL and love it! Great learning tool! :)

  5.  

    I’d need all the help I could get teaching kids math!

  6.  

    This is very helpful! My little boy wants to go to school already and maybe this one could help him more! Let me check this out. Thanks for sharing.

  7.  

    This is a perfect mind booster for kids and even adults. These can really keep your mind sharp and focused.

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    I LOVE games or apps that help me kids learn at the same time having fun playing. What a perfect combination that is.

  9.  

    This program looks fantastic! As a mother who’s considering homeschooling my youngest two, it’s something that would make a great deal of difference in my lesson plan. I wish it was more affordable but, by the time the girls would need it, maybe it will be. Here’s hoping! :P

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