Friday, June 15, 2012

IXL Math Review

Are you looking for a new math curriculum?  Would you like something that's online, eye catching, and fun?  A program that you can use with multiple children at multiple grade levels, all under one membership?  If so, take a look at IXL. 

IXL allows teachers and parents to monitor the progress of their students and motivate them through interactive games and practice questions. Widely recognized as the Web's most comprehensive math site, IXL offers a dynamic and enjoyable environment for children to practice math.


IXL is for students in PreK to Algebra, with Geometry, Trigonometry, and other advanced topics coming soon.

Once you have signed up and created your profile, your child can start practicing.  You select the grade and topic.  Below you can see a partial list for third grade, which is what Funny Bunny has been working on.  The list goes on and on, so there is a ton to chose from.  And I could move from grade to grade if I want to.  I like that I am not stuck at one level.

Once you select a topic, you begin the practice.  You are scored on the side and receive ribbons along the way.  You can see there is a timer as well, but you can hide that if you would like.

When you are finished you can view your awards, play again, or practice another skill.

When you view your awards you come to the screen below.  Each square has a different challenge, and if you meet it, you'll reveal a virtual prize.  Each grade has a different theme as well.

There is also a great reporting feature for parents to keep track of their child's progress.  Here you can read more about it and see some samples.

IXL Family Reports
Why IXL?  IXL is a practice environment in which guessing is not an option, and success is earned through hard work and genuine understanding of each concept. To facilitate this deeper level of learning, every skill on IXL was designed to make kids' minds come alive. They approach each math topic from every angle, appealing to the right and the left brain, offering visual representations, word problems, interactive activities, and more. By the time children have mastered a skill, their understanding of that concept is real. 

My Thoughts:  I think IXL would be great as either the sole math curriculum or along side your current curriculum.  Personally, I could see us using it along side what we currently use.  If Funny Bunny has a problem in a certain area, I could simply find that topic and have her practice. 

I like that the children receive awards and are working towards revealing all of their prizes.  That of course, was my daughter's favorite part.  I also like the reporting function for the parents.

Many math programs out there run around $100 or more, and that is for just one child, so if you have several children who are at different levels, this may be cost effective for your family. 

Thoughts of a 9-Year Old:  The best part is that you can earn virtual prizes.  These are the prizes you earn after each round of practicing.  I have earned a stagecoach, a camel, a lasso, and a star so far.  You also have an avatar and you can change your avatar to any one of your prizes!  For instance, I changed my avatar to the camel I earned.  Overall it was OK.

Find Out More:  You can find out more online at  A family membership is either $9.95 a month or $79 for a year.  Each additional child costs $2/month or $20/year.  IXL is being used in more than 150 countries around the world, and for the United States, you can view the state standards for every state.

My Crewmates are also talking about IXL, so you can check out what they think about it HERE.


Disclaimer:  This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor.  I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.


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