Friday, June 22, 2012

IXL--TOS Review

Photobucket is a fun, easy to use, interactive web based math practice site for students in Pre-K through Algebra. I was so pleased for the opportunity to review IXL, my kiddos on the other hand were kind of skeptical. You see, Math really isn't their favorite subject so I had to be quite creative in presenting this review to them! They were willing to give it a try and when they did, they were pleasantly surprised!

 IXL is currently being used in more than 150 countries around the world. In the USA, state standards are listed for every state. I was able to click on a grade level and the IXL site automatically brought me to the WI state standards for math. What a handy tool! We received a family subscription to review for up to 3 students for this review, my three oldest children participated. The children that gave IXL a try are ages: 13, 12 and 9.


IXL can be used along with any math curriculum. Students practice their math skills in many different areas, and are rewarded for their efforts with virtual awards as they complete a challenge or master a concept. There is also an option to print awards if you like (my kids really like that option, you, you should see our refrigerator!). Parents or teachers can keep track of what each child accomplishes through the parent/teacher account. Weekly email reports are also sent. Each detailed report lets you see at a glance how many minutes each child practiced, and what skills they have worked on or mastered. You can see how much time was spent practicing in each category, and where a little more practice may be needed. I personally loved this as review so our family had additional "summer time practice" that was fun and not in the form of boring math worksheets.


 IXL gives their members complete coverage of math curriculum from Pre-K to algebra. Your kids won’t miss a thing! There are unlimited questions in over 2,000 skills and fun, colorful practice formats. Questions adapt to your child’s ability and increas in difficulty as they improve.One thing that we found really neat is that there is audio for all Pre-K and first-grade skills.


You can sign up your child for either $9.95 monthly or $79.00 per year. Additional children can be added to the account for an additional $2.00 per month or $20.00 per year. Special pricing is also available for schools.

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To see what my fellow Crew Mates had to say about Creation Illustrated, visit the Homeschool Crew Blog to read more.

**Disclosure: My review and opinion written in this post is entirely my own. This product was provided to me for free in exchange for my review as a member of the 2011-2012 The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew.

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