IXL - Math and English
By IXL Learning
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Excel everywhere with IXL! With over 4,500 skills in math and English language arts, students can find comprehensive, standards-aligned content for all grade levels. Interactive questions and virtual rewards create an engaging learning environment that motivates students to master skills and explore new topics. Feel good about your kids’ tablet time as they use IXL to keep their skills sharp anytime, anywhere—it’s practice that feels like play!
More than 3,300 standards-aligned skills provide comprehensive coverage of pre-K through 12th grade math. Unlimited questions and no templates mean students can practice, review, and master a skill—and never see the same question twice. From skip-counting with pictures to graphing quadratic functions, IXL's interactive question types bring the joy of learning to students’ fingertips.
English Language Arts
Enter a new era of grammar instruction with IXL’s English language arts program for grades 2–12. The fundamentals of writing are brought to life through fun and witty problems that challenge students to learn new vocabulary, correct grammatical mistakes, and understand textual context. Over 1,300 skills prepare kids to become confident communicators in school and life.
Highlights of IXL
- Comprehensive standards-aligned curriculum
- Wide variety of question types to engage students
- Unlimited access to all grade levels
- Insightful reports and weekly updates on your student’s progress
- 20 billion unique problems answered on IXL
“Thanks to IXL, our students' performance has increased dramatically. Because they practice the skills daily, and because the site provides feedback, students are able to correct their mistakes and master the concepts easily.”
Waleska Batista, teacher, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.A.
“My favourite feature of IXL is that if you get a question wrong IXL will tell you how to solve it and what you did wrong. Another thing I really enjoy is that IXL provides awards and progress reports showing how you do over time. I think these two things are very effective because they make the student feel like they are actually studying and not wasting time.”
Student, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“This program takes the frustration out of math because it allows the student to practice at his/her own pace and stay focused. It's okay if you mark one wrong because another one will be waiting. This is a great tool to have.”
Parent of a 4th grader, California, U.S.A.
“We like the rewards and certificates; our children work very hard to receive these! The reports are also brilliant in keeping us informed of the levels our children have reached and where they need extra help.”
Parent, Coolah, NSW, Australia
“My students are improving by the day, and some even stay in for recess to work on IXL!”
Helm Jackson, 5th grade teacher, Redmond, Washington, U.S.A.
What's New in Version 3.0
The IXL app has been completely redesigned! With new visuals and new features, learning on the go has never been more fun and engaging.
Handwriting recognition: For pre-K to 5th grade math, students can answer problems in their own handwriting!
Practice screen: Now see a visual progress bar and ribbons as you work toward mastery! Explanations will also appear seamlessly below incorrect answers.
Smart search: We’ve made it easier to find skills! See smart preview sections before you search and view the most relevant results at the top.
Bro, do you even UX?
The app is good and my kid is learning and getting faster. However, the recent version ruined the usability. Simple UX testing would have shown kids wasting 2-4 seconds per problem with the keyboard and submit button. Now they have to learn the interface and the math, all while the timer ticks away. Keep all buttons they need up at all times, keyboard and submit button. Nobody cares about your slick new graphics if it's hard to enter the answer (but the progress bar is great!). Actually watch real kids use your software and you'll see. Hope to see a more usable version soon
Good, but not great
IXL itself is pretty good, with good questions and good skills. However, for a few questions, it said the answer was incorrect when I wrote the right answer. It was the same answer! I really hope it doesn't happen again. And also, changing subject, I personally think they should add a video explaining the skill. Let's say, if you need help with the skill or question, they should make a video, one for each skill, explaining what to do (but not giving the answer). Well anyways, other than that, it is good.
This entire program is horrible!
If I could rate this 0 stars then I would and here's why. First of all, every time you get one wrong the so called "smart score" or as i like to call it the "stupid score" goes down 6 percent so if you're at 99 and you get one wrong it is like starting over. Second of all, the explanations are horrible and don't really explain anything. So my advice to customers is don't get this app until they improve it and advice to the makers please at least make the explanations better. I love the new design and all but please focus more on the more important stuff first like the explanations and then do all of the extra stuff like the design. Until then I'm rating it one star.