IXL now has video tutorials to complement our math skills in grades 6-8! Created in partnership with expert instructors from Wyzant, the largest tutoring network in the U.S., these 600+ bite-sized videos cover strategies for tackling IXL skills.
Most 6-8th grade math skills on IXL now come with an accompanying video lesson that supports the specific concept covered in the skill. This helps teachers, parents, and students by putting targeted instructional resources right in your hands!
How to access video tutorials
You can access any video from the practice page of its associated skill by clicking the “Watch a tutorial” link near the top of the page.
Video tutorials are currently available for most 6-8th grade math skills, including almost all of the Common Core-aligned skills and many skill-plan-only skills. Videos are available on desktop and mobile-web, but they are not available on the IXL apps at this time.
What to expect from video tutorials
In a typical video, a tutor walks through the concepts covered in the skill and works through several example problems to make sure students understand. The videos feature a number of tutors and different approaches to teaching the concept, which helps students stay engaged by offering a variety of content.
The average length of a video is around five minutes, and they include the option for English closed captions (simply click the CC button at the bottom of the video and select English to turn them on).
More support outside the classroom
Video tutorials give students another education tool when they’re away from the classroom and working independently, whether they’re learning new skills, reinforcing what they learned in class, or trying to get help when they’re stuck.
They also give parents an easily available resource to help their children at home. If you aren’t familiar with a concept your child is learning, IXL video tutorials can provide guidance on the exact skill your child is working on.
Another opportunity to learn
With these videos, you have another way of using IXL to support different learning styles and needs. Video tutorials help visual learners in the same way that adaptive skills help active learners, or immediate feedback and explanations help students who learn from mistakes. With multiple resources they can turn to, students can learn more effectively.
Want to see IXL’s video tutorials in action? Check out the 6th-grade skill Volume of triangular prisms to try it out!