IXL Insights – Skill Sharing

May 30, 2013


IXL Insights

Think the skill you’re practicing on IXL is cool? Share it with friends and colleagues!

If you’re a parent, teacher, or administrator on IXL, you can now share any skill via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or email. Just hover over the green “Share” tab on the page where you’re practicing and select where you’d like to post the link.

Whether you’re recommending one of our recipe skills to a fellow teacher who’s covering fractions, you’ve just discovered our intriguing age puzzles and want to challenge your friends, or you simply want to post your favorite IXL skill—whatever it might be—for all to see, our skill sharing feature makes it easy to get the word out!

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All Comments (13)

marcos June 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm

me gusta ixl (y)


kristina July 10, 2013 at 8:22 am

I wish IXL can have a Language Arts porgram,it will be more better.


The IXL Blog July 11, 2013 at 11:10 am

Hi, Kristina. We do plan to release a language arts program next school year!


Akash July 30, 2013 at 3:52 am

Sometimes when i do problems and if the answer is 0.5 and i type that in ,then the computer says “Sorry that is the incorrect answer”, “The real answer is .5” I feel this is unfair because i sometimes work about 30 minutes to find an answer and when i type it in, the computer says its wrong. Please find a solution to this


The IXL Blog July 30, 2013 at 11:14 am

Hi, Akash. Thanks for your comment. When applicable, IXL will accept answers in more than one format (for example, you can type 1/2 instead of 0.5), but I’m afraid your answer is not correct if you omit the 0 from the one’s place. This is a mathematical convention that helps make it much more obvious that the number is not 5. To help make it clear that you are writing a decimal number, you are required to write it with a 0 in the one’s place. If you have any further questions or concerns, you’re welcome to contact us at help@ixl.com.


Akash August 5, 2013 at 4:07 am

thank you


The IXL Blog August 6, 2013 at 10:03 am

We’re happy to help!


Renee Robinson February 27, 2014 at 6:37 pm

I think this website is unfair!Let me give a couple reasons why.For example if you give a answer with one little thing wrong like a space bar or a coma it is wrong and you get points taken away too!Second of all the times are messed up so lets say you practiced for 20 minutes and you recorded your time and after it sends an email to a teacher or parent telling them you did your ixl!But then it says you only did it for 10 minutes or less than you really did!If u think you have found a good website for your school or child you might want to reconsider that and find a new website unless the ixl team get get this figured out!Thank you for reading!


The IXL Blog February 28, 2014 at 10:07 am

Hi, Renee! We’re sorry you’re feeling frustrated. We’re interested in protecting students from accidentally entering typos in their answers and are considering different ways to do so in the future. We will also pass this to our technical support team, who can help you with the time-recording issue. Thanks for taking the time to let us know your thoughts!


Aaron Chen May 26, 2014 at 5:20 pm

What is Ixl


The IXL Blog May 27, 2014 at 7:51 am

Hi, Aaron. IXL is an online practice program with over 3,000 math and language arts skills. You can read more about us here and try IXL out with 20 free math and 20 free language arts problems a day!


Phil richard May 8, 2016 at 2:45 am

Ixl is very unfair. When my son does the questions, he says he gets more points removed than added


The IXL Team May 10, 2016 at 9:56 am

Hi Phil, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. The way our scoring works is that we don’t penalize students heavily for missed questions early in their practice sessions. Once students begin to understand the skill and consistently submit correct answers, their score goes up and they receive more challenging problems. Then, in order to reach a SmartScore of 100, students must answer a certain number of questions correctly and consistently, including the most difficult problems within that skill. This is to ensure that students truly understand the material (and that they aren’t just guessing correctly!). Their score may drop as they practice – this is to give them some easier questions to review, practice, and build their confidence before giong back to more challenging problems.


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