Real-World Math with IXL

May 9, 2013

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At Home, In the Classroom

From the bank, to the grocery store, to your kitchen—and even the traveling that gets you from one to the other—math is everywhere! That’s why we include so many skills on IXL that show kids how math fits into everyday life.

In fact, we offer over 100 skills on money alone! One of the first things younger students learn is how to identify and count coins. As they progress, they learn to make change, read price lists, calculate tax and tip, determine the better bargain, and much more.

In 4th through 6th grade, students learn to read and scale recipes.  They also learn to calculate distance and direction to and from a starting point. Other essential skills on IXL include telling time, reading a calendar, reading transportation schedules, and identifying U.S. time zones.

On IXL, kids get a special kind of motivation from knowing that math really is useful—and something they’ll use for the rest of their lives!

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khashaunajones May 14, 2013 at 9:29 am

cool

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Renee predhomme June 2, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I belive that IXL really helps children with math and their soical skills!

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The IXL Blog June 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Thanks, Renee–we’re so glad to hear that!

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