Motivational tools

We all know that practice makes perfect, but getting kids to enjoy practicing prime factorization or subject-verb agreement isn't always easy. Enter IXL awards, which offer hours of intrigue for students, without distracting them from actually learning.

IXL math game boards are basically treasure chests, filled with hundreds of hidden virtual prizes—and they can only be unlocked through practice, practice, practice. For each new challenge a student meets, they get a prize, like a cute puppy dog or a fierce guitar. Students just can't stop practicing until they know what the next prize will be. And the next. And the next...

If that weren't enough, IXL offers tangible treasures as well. When students do well on IXL, whether they are mastering skills or just putting in more time practicing, you can print up colorful certificates to reward them. Hang them up in your classroom, or send them home to take a place of honor on the family refrigerator.

To see for yourself how IXL can get students excited about math and language arts, start a free 30-day trial here.