New social studies skills have arrived!

Plus, new math and science skills

July 23, 2018


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We’ve expanded our social studies offerings with new middle school skills! Students can also brush up on more science skills for grades 5-8 and new elementary math skills. And for our U.K. users, we’re happy to share that we’ve added new maths skills! Continue reading to sample the new content then head to IXL to try out the new skills yourself.






New social studies skills

Our latest release features 31 new social studies skills for grades 6-8! The skills cover country and regional profiles, ancient and medieval civilizations, and civics and government. View some examples below then check out the new skills!

Regional profile: South America

These skills use maps, charts, and images to introduce students to the geographic, political, and economic features of different regions around the world.

Gupta Empire

You asked for it, we listened—we’re excited to expand our coverage of ancient India with this new skill! Students will analyze different sources to learn about key rulers, inventions, and cultural achievements of the Gupta Empire.

Rights and responsibilities of active citizenship

Our first citizenship skill introduces students to their rights, legal duties, and civic responsibilities as citizens.

New science skills

We added 17 new science skills for grades 5-8 that cover key topics such as photosynthesis, rocks and minerals, chemical reactions, and natural resources. Check out the examples below, then start practicing here.

Identify the photosynthetic organism

Engaging images of different organisms and textual evidence challenge students to apply their knowledge and identify photosynthetic organisms!

Select parts of rock cycles

In this skill, students will review interactive diagrams that introduce them to different parts of the rock cycle.

New math skills

We’ve added 15 new math skills for grades 1-5, and 2 revamped skills for grade 1! This release also includes 25 new skills in the U.K. edition, which feature expanded coverage of percentages in Year 5. Check out an example below and visit IXL to try out the new skills!

Compare numbers using multiplication

This skill helps students practice interpreting multiplication equations as comparison statements. As students progress, they must rely on their knowledge of multiplication facts to complete the comparison statements.

Which new IXL skills are you most excited to try? Share with us in the comments below!

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All Comments (10)

Prerna Solanki July 25, 2018 at 5:49 am

is possible to provide study material of maths and science


The IXL Team July 25, 2018 at 9:33 am

Hi there — If you visit and, you can see the range of skills we have available. You can practice ten questions for free each day, or check out our memberships at If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to and our team would be happy to assist!


hudhayfa July 30, 2018 at 7:24 am

I think you should teach college


The IXL Team July 30, 2018 at 10:45 am

Hi there–While we don’t have skills specifically for college level learners, many students find it helpful to work on our upper level skills, such as calculus or 12th grade English, to review or master certain concepts!


Phoebe August 1, 2018 at 9:07 am

Can you make an IXL Korean?


The IXL Team August 1, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Hi there — Thanks for your interest in IXL! We’ll let our team know that you’re interested in seeing a Korean edition.


emmanuella August 16, 2018 at 8:05 am

i not in the leaderboard update #2 but i have 15,002


The IXL Team August 16, 2018 at 11:10 am

Hi there — Feel free to reach out to with any questions about our Study in the Sun contest!


brianna September 10, 2018 at 6:09 am

this is amazing thank you


daniel January 14, 2019 at 6:14 am

ixl es para aprender


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