I am pleased to tell you that we will be using a website called IXL in our classroom this year. IXL is a comprehensive learning program offering unlimited math practice problems in thousands of skills—all of which are aligned to the Common Core. One of the best things about IXL is that your child can access it from home, so you have a chance to see your child's progress!
To get your child started on your home computer, please follow these easy steps:
- Go to https://www.IXL.com/signin/mountainavenue You may also access the site through the Mountain Avenue webpage under Classrooms and then Computer Lab. An icon for IXL is in our Symbaloo.
- Enter your child's username and password in the upper right corner and click the button to sign in. Your child knows his or her login information.
- Click on the name of the subject you’d like to work on at the top of the page and navigate to your child's grade level.
- Select a specific skill to practice from the list of skills. You can place your mouse over any skill to see a sample question and click on the link to begin.
PLEASE NOTE: I WILL PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH SPECIFIC TOPICS UPON WHICH TO FOCUS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THIS SITE IS TO BE USED FOR TARGETED PRACTICE, WHEREAS i-READY SUPPORTS SPECIFIC LEARNING GAPS.
In addition to making practice exciting, IXL is designed to help your child learn at his or her own pace. The program is adaptive and will adjust based on your child's demonstrated understanding of the material. All of your child's results will be saved, so you can monitor his or her progress anytime by clicking on the Analytics tab at the top of the page. For on-the-go practice, you can download IXL’s free tablet apps for iPad, Android, or Kindle and sign in with your child’s username and password.
I hope you'll encourage your son or daughter to use IXL regularly. Here's to a year of working together to make learning fun for your child!
Sincerely, Mrs. Hall