Read the inspiring stories from these remarkable educators below. I use IXL for whole group, small group, and homework!
My class likes to do "IXL Sprints." They must start on a skill they haven't started working on yet and work throughout the time limit (usually about 10–20 minutes). When in whole group, students will usually have individual whiteboards that they write the answer on. This is helpful as a formative assessment so that I know which students need more small group instruction.
IXL is the standards-based math program being used in both 6th and 7th grade classrooms.
Students may be assigned IXL as homework or as an in-class assignment.
My desire is that my students will excel in math (IXL, get it? This year I've experimented with using IXL as part of my blended learning goal, and students are obsessed.
Practicing a few hundred questions per day (from 48 students) at home and in school. What seems to be the trend, and I'm lovin' it, is students are more eager to do activities and practice problems from the textbook during class with other students, and want to go home to 'level up' on IXL for homework practice.
I post a small postcard for each student, often with a little token (pencil or eraser or doodad) attached.
The students love to come in and look for their recognition.
My class likes to do "IXL Sprints." They must start on a skill they haven't started working on yet and work throughout the time limit (usually about 10–20 minutes). This can be either the whole class cheering for them or a small piece of candy.
The students really enjoy the sprints because many of them are competitive and enjoy immediate rewards.