We’re here to help students continue learning all summer long, and now there’s a hundred new ways they can do so! We’ve just added 100 brand new skills to IXL in language arts, science, social studies, and math. Go to IXL.com to try them out or keep reading for more details.
New language arts skills
We’ve got lots of new middle school content for you; there are 80 new skills for grades 6–8! IXL is expanding coverage of the Common Core writing strand with rigorous skills featuring complex text passages that help students improve their writing and reading comprehension skills.
See all the new skills here, or check out a sample below!
Identify text structures (Grades 6–8)
Students will interact with realistic texts and gain confidence in their ability to understand longer text passages.
New science skills
We’ve added more science content for grades 2–5 with skills covering engineering design, electricity, density, units of measurement, and more! Check out the example below, and try all of our new skills here!
Electric interactions and static electricity (Grades 3–4)
In this new skill, students will learn how electric charges cause objects to attract or repel. And, a new feature called “Try this yourself” encourages students to complete an activity to further explore the topic they just answered a question about.
Just in time for the 2016 elections, students can now learn to become experts on the presidential electoral process! With IXL, students will be able to understand, and think critically about, the current election. Get a preview of this new skill below, and then head to IXL to practice!
Presidential elections (Grades 3–5)
This skill presents concepts in an age-appropriate manner while still encouraging students to use critical thinking. For example, in this question, students take a look at rhetoric from a campaign and analyze the strategy being used.
New math skills
We’re always working to make sure our content is the best it can be, so we’ve added new and updated math skills from grades 3 through Geometry. Improved graphics and question-specific answer explanations will support students as they work to master Common Core standards. View all of the new and improved skills here.