When your child signs on to IXL, they (or you) can pick from any skill area in any grade to focus on. It is wonderful to not be locked into specific grade level questions and problems. There are over 2000 skills to choose from! When you hover over a skill, a sample problem appears. As the child works on skills, they earn virtual prizes. The student can also click on the virtual prize board and work on the specific skill needed to uncover a virtual prize. In addition to virtual prizes, they also can earn printable Achievement Certificates.
The reports for the parent are wonderful. They allow the parent to look and see exactly where their child needs extra practice and what content their child has mastered. Emails are also sent outlining your child's achievements. IXL aligns to the common core standards for all 50 states, so it is easy to see and focus on areas that your child might need to work on.
Micah spent most of his time on the time and money questions for 2nd grade. This isn't his strongest area, yet he enjoyed practicing on the computer and earning awards. I liked that I could easily keep him learning and engaged while I was working with his brothers.
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