IXL Releases Pre-K and Kindergarten Language Arts, Calculus Skills, and More

September 6, 2016

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IXL has a back-to-school present for you: two new language arts grade levels for early learners, the debut of calculus content, and more science and geometry skills! Go to IXL.com to try them out or keep reading for the full scoop.

Pre-K and kindergarten language arts

With the addition of our two newest grade levels, IXL now offers a full K-12 language arts curriculum! Budding readers and writers can practice 150 phonics, vocabulary, and reading skills that cover letter sounds, word recognition, and more. Interactive, kid-friendly question types and colorful illustrations keep children engaged, while audio support allows them to hear the words they’re asked to identify or spell.

See one of our favorite skills below, and practice all our new language arts content here.

Find all the words that start with a given sound (pre-K)

This skill builds students’ awareness of various consonant sounds. The audio feature allows kids to listen to everything from the question and answer choices to the sound they’re asked to identify.

Calculus

Ready to test your limits with calculus? Our new math content breaks down complex AB Calculus topics like limits, derivatives, and continuity into more than 80 carefully scaffolded skills. Infinite questions allow students to practice as much as they need, while our detailed explanations help them learn from mistakes and master material.

Try all the new skills here, or check out a sample below!

Find one-sided limits using graphs

Handy graphs illustrate one-sided limits and encourage students to consider the direction in which they approach a limit on a graph.

New science skills

Here’s some new content that’s sure to be attractive: students in grades 2-5 can now practice skills that cover magnets and magnetic force! Preview one of these magnet-focused skills below, then head here to practice!

Identify magnets that attract or repel (grade 3)

This skill presents cause and effect relationships between two magnetic objects; students are asked to label the poles of magnets and think critically about the concept at play.

New math skills

As part of our ongoing effort to keep IXL Math fresh and engaging, we’ve added new and updated geometry content in grades pre-K through 5. These skills focus on 2D and 3D shapes and feature engaging visuals and explanations to support Common Core standards. For endless math fun, try all the geometry skills (including the one below) here.

Select three-dimensional shapes (grade 2)

In this new skill, students are asked to identify different types of 3D shapes from a selection of colorful images.

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All Comments (2)

Phoebe September 12, 2016 at 2:31 pm

You guys should add a sixth grade to Science and Social Studies. Also, you guys should add some more Language Arts and Math skills.

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The IXL Team September 12, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Hi Phoebe, our team is actively working on developing science and social studies content for grades 6–8! And we just added calculus and language arts for pre-K and kindergarten! In fact, we’re always working to add more skills and content to IXL. You can sign up to be notified of new releases on this page: https://www.ixl.com/comingsoon

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