Testimonials

Teachers and parents are raving about IXL, and its refreshing approach to math and language arts practice. You'll have to see it to believe it. — Join now!

Half way through the school year, we could tell our daughter wasn't mastering the math skills she needed. After just three weeks, her comprehension and confidence are definitely growing. I would recommend IXL to any parent who is concerned about their child's progress.

Parent, Plano, Texas, U.S.A.

My students love it! It really challenges them to master the concepts. I told one of my students to change to another topic so she could practice for the upcoming tests, and she said, 'No, wait! I want to get to 100% first!' I have never seen her more motivated to succeed!

JaLene Rosengren, 4th and 5th grade teacher, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, U.S.A.

My six-year-old son is very bright in reading, writing, and other areas and is easily reading at a 2nd grade level if not above. The one area he struggles in is math. But with IXL, I can see some improvement in his math skills already. I like the fact that he can access it from home and practice it. I also like the fact that I can check on his progress. This is an invaluable tool that I can use to help further his education. Thank you, IXL, and thank you, Kenden Elementary, for providing this program for my son.

Parent, Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.

IXL has greatly helped to fill learning gaps and has provided accountability for progress and time-on-task behavior.

Nat Underhill, 5th grade teacher, St. Charles, Illinois, U.S.A.

IXL has affected my performance in school dramatically. I'm doing work faster, and I have a better understanding of the subject.

High school student, Marine City, Michigan, U.S.A.

We just started using IXL last year, but our school loves it. Parents like to see statistics, so the reports with the graphs are a big hit. Also, with any of our students who have IEP's, it helps us track their progress.

Becky Smith, middle school math teacher, Rockledge, Florida, U.S.A.

I love IXL. It makes me feel so smart. I feel like I am always in control of what I am learning and that if at any time I need help I can get it. I have not felt this way about any learning site in my life.

Student, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

The sheer volume of topics is IXL's best feature, as workbooks don't cover such a variety of topics.

Parent of a preschooler, Aptos, California, U.S.A.

I like the breakdown of specific skills that correlate with grade level, I like the easy user interface, and I really like the correct explanations with illustrations for the answers to each question. Students and teachers love the ease of use, the reports, and awards. Thank you so much for creating an amazing math website.

Sandy Rosenbaum, K-8 educational technology coordinator, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.

I love how the awards section gives you an award, because then you can actually feel proud about completing an activity! I also love that the questions go from easy to hard! It is fun learning in IXL, and when my mom says to do some studying, I go directly to IXL!

5th grade student, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

My children are loving it and I have also received great comments from parents. In class, they are begging to get on your site!!!

Jennifer Smith, 3rd grade teacher, Olive Branch, Mississippi, U.S.A.

This program takes the frustration out of math because it allows the student to practice at his/her own pace and stay focused. It's okay if you mark one wrong because another one will be waiting. This is a great tool to have.

Parent of a 4th grader, California, U.S.A.

I am a 6th grader who absolutely despised math. I would try and fail and fail. But IXL has helped me tremendously.

Student, Bradford, Tennessee, U.S.A.

We like the rewards and certificates; our children work very hard to receive these! The reports are also brilliant in keeping us informed of the levels our children have reached and where they need extra help.

Parent, Coolah, NSW, Australia

IXL really boosted my junior high daughter's confidence in math – so much so that I asked my school if I could get a subscription for my math classes.

Special education teacher, Morris, Illinois, U.S.A.

I am a parent and also an elementary school teacher with a remedial education background. Thanks to your excellent website, my daughter and I have been able to work together reviewing and consolidating her math skills. She has worked consistently and frequently with IXL for almost a year now and I am happy to say that she has a clearer understanding of mathematical concepts. Your website has been a lifesaver! Math is no longer seen as a scary and negative subject.

Parent, Canada

IXL has been tremendously beneficial in terms of helping me to differentiate in my own classroom, and it has given my daughter a chance to get ahead at home. My students love the layout and how they can see themselves progressing, as does my daughter who is eager to learn as much as she can so that she can qualify and enroll in special classes such as computer science, robotics, and aerospace studies.

Teacher and parent of a 6th grader, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.

This program has allowed our family to really take math on with full force. The kids ask to 'play it.' It has been a amazing addition to their schooling needs. They have moved up almost a grade level in their math and are retaining all the information. Thank you.

Homeschooler, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada

Your site is fantastic and it is great that it is aligned with the new Australian curriculum. The kids are loving the problem solving and also that they get instant feedback. This has led to greater confidence and engagement.

Dianne Williams, year 6/7 teacher, Adelaide, SA, Australia

I love the Awards thing — how you get to win prizes — because it's fun and it makes me want to get up from 5:00AM in the morning to do IXL. And I love the setting of it, it feels very comfortable and I understand when I get a question wrong.

Year 5 student, Sydney, NSW, Australia

This is our first week of IXL. The kids were pleading with me to go onto IXL half an hour before school started this morning. Other teachers that walked into the room were astounded to see our 16 notebook computers all being used by excited kids doing MATHS!!

Jill Harrison, teacher of year 7 and 8 students, Motueka, New Zealand

I have one daughter in First Class, and we love IXL. And as a result she is quite good at maths.

Parent, Dublin, Ireland

IXL has helped me a lot! After one year I've learned more than I thought I ever would. Thank you so much!

Grade 6 student, Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada

I really like your website because the 'skills' you can master are so precise. You can become an expert at anything! It is also very close to what they teach at school, so when I have a test, instead of studying with pen and paper, I go on IXL. And because it is on the computer, I am convinced it is funner! It is slightly above the level of what they teach at school, so I feel ahead. All in all, I love your website!

Student, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

My students are improving by the day, and some even stay in for recess to work on IXL!

Helm Jackson, 5th grade teacher, Redmond, Washington, U.S.A.

It has made a huge improvement to my son's learning in the 2 months of using IXL. His confidence has improved across the board and he is moving up in his class. I find it really easy to get him to do his maths every night as he finds it fun with IXL.

Parent, Auckland, New Zealand

I have been walking around on cloud nine since I started using IXL because it is everything I needed and more. I got my own children started, I got my principal using it for his own kids, I got a subscription for my class, and I have told every teacher I can about it! Thanks!!

Pamela Awbrey, teacher, Edinburg, Texas, U.S.A.

My favourite feature of IXL is that if you get a question wrong IXL will tell you how to solve it and what you did wrong. Another thing I really enjoy is that IXL provides awards and progress reports showing how you do over time. I think these 2 things are very effective because they make the student feel like they are actually studying and not wasting time.

Student, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

My son has come in 2nd in his school because of practicing maths in IXL.

Yasmin, parent, Karachi, Pakistan

IXL has been wonderful. Students can do IXL at school or home, and they can continually strengthen their scores by doing extra IXL practice, which is very motivating.

Middle school teacher, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

I get kids of all ages, but the one thing they have in common is a lack of parental interest in their education. This program has helped them build skills and gain confidence in a way they never have before. It really helps turn them around. It takes the hardest subject and helps them excel.

Tobi, foster parent, Avon, Indiana, U.S.A.

We've only been using IXL for a couple of weeks but already most of my math-phobic students have blossomed. And my better students are thrilled to have more challenging work always available at their fingertips.

Victor Lena, algebra teacher, Reston, Virginia, U.S.A.

Getting to the basics and working up from there in small steps and not leaps — I find IXL supports this very well.... I saw a vast improvement in my older child's fraction answering.

Sharon B., Torbay, New Zealand

IXL has helped me heaps in all my learning, I am having fun while learning new things and earning rewards for it. I love feeling that warm glow when I get a new reward. Thanks IXL!!!!

Grade 6 student, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Your website is great. A friend whose child also has learning disabilities let me know about your site and I have been passing it on ever since. Your website has shown my daughter that she can do maths — where school was making her feel she couldn't.

Parent, Wellington, New Zealand

This is an awesome product! Money well-spent by me. I look forward to additional math and language arts subjects.

Brian Gilson, teacher, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

I love this site! My kids were actually fighting to get on it. My daughter hated math... now I have to ask her to stop using IXL and go to bed. That has never happened before.

Parent, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

My son struggled with math last year in second grade and scored "Below Basic" on California's STAR test. His overall math performance was in the 28th percentile. We found IXL online, and this year, he is in the 92nd percentile in math. He enjoys going to school, he loves doing his homework, and overall I think he is just a happier, more confident kid.

Vanessa Y., parent, Hayward, California, U.S.A.

The entire site is amazing. I love the fact that as a teacher you are able to create accounts for your students, track their progress, and view a rich assortment of reports showing you just how much they are improving. Also, the interactive style and scoring method for the students are great.

Althea Carter, Lithonia, Georgia, U.S.A.

THANK YOU for your authenticity! The technical support that you provide is excellent and this program is outstanding! You are to be commended for your efforts and dedication to elementary and early childhood education. You have me as a customer for the next 6 years — since I have 4 kids all under 10 who are working on your site now!

Parent, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

I stumbled upon IXL one day when I was looking for something for math... it was the best stumble I had all year!!

2nd grade teacher, South Dakota, U.S.A.

I currently teach first grade in an inner city school and am a former technology coordinator. Our current technology coordinator sent me your site, and I loved it. The lessons were set up well, the screens were motivating and fast moving, and the topics match the standards. Last year each of our first grade students had a $27 consumable math book. Your site would cost a lot less.

Lori Sanders, 1st grade teacher, Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

As a parent, I love IXL. My son thinks it is another computer game. He loves the game board, with the stars and awards. What an incentive for the kids to look forward to! My preschooler is so excited to fill in all the award spots. It is just awesome.

Parent, Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A.

I like the site's user-friendliness, even for children, the use of full color which makes it more engaging and fun, the quick responses the children get when they submit their answers, and the rewards (medals, etc.). My pre-K boy and first grade girl see IXL as fun and games, so they're motivated to do it.

Clinical psychologist, New Jersey, U.S.A.

The kids love it. I had one third grader say last year that it made our state-mandated tests a lot easier. I use different sites on the internet all the time but this is the best site I've ever used. IT'S GREAT!!!

Teacher, South Dakota, U.S.A.

My son has gone from a low D at the end of the 2nd quarter to a low B this quarter. There is still room for him to improve, but he sees the results, and he can see the extra work and time he spends on IXL has had a positive impact on his grade. His overall attitude towards math has also improved, and he no longer is discouraged at his ability to understand and solve the problems in class.

Parent, Sahuarita, Arizona, U.S.A.

Thanks to IXL, our students' performance has increased dramatically. Because they practice the skills daily, and because the site provides feedback, students are able to correct their mistakes and master the concepts easily.

Waleska Batista, teacher, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.A.

This program is awesome. I have three young children enrolled and they fight over who gets to use the computer to work on their math.

Karen S., parent, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Students are telling me they really love practicing this way because they get problems at their level and get instant info when their answers are wrong. They have dramatically increased their independent practice in math over the traditional daily math book we currently use.

Jenny Shotts, teacher, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

I have found my performance so much better thanks to IXL. Any skill we are working on in school I am always on top of them from my practise with IXL.

Student, Leinster, Ireland

I can tell that you have put in a huge amount of time into this website. I know that there are many math websites out there. You have gone above and beyond the call of duty in providing an affordable math site that addresses core and state standards. Parents love it, too! Good job.

John Barenberg, 3rd grade teacher, Marsing, Idaho, U.S.A.

My daughter loves the awards and is very keen to see what she has obtained after her hard work!

Angela D., parent, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, UK

I teach an instructional math class for special education students who are at least two years below grade level. The ability IXL gives me to track my students' time spent on individual skills is wonderful! When working with students who are functioning at such different levels, I feel like I am able to help them target skills at their own level, which makes differentiation easier.

Teacher, Geneva, Illinois, U.S.A.

IXL is great and amazing! When I go to school I get the answers right away. But not fractions because I'm not there yet.

Grade 2 student, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

IXL has worked wonders for my students with autism. And I love the sections on graphing. I have students who have motor function disabilities, and it makes graphing problems fun and easy for them.

Teacher, Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.A.

My children love the awards boards, and the fact that they can change their account icons to a favorite award. Believe it or not, this is very motivating for them.

Amber G., homeschooling parent, Maryville, Missouri, U.S.A.

Just wanted to say that IXL's interface is very friendly and easy to use. Currently we use it with high school students with special needs, and I have also used it privately with a student who was receiving tutoring. I feel that it has led to a further understanding and grasp of the subject matter. The ability to practice whenever you want is great, too.

Joe Bisbee, high school teacher, Groton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

My girls have utilized your site since 2nd grade to excel at math. They are in advanced classes and receive A's in math, thanks to your site.

Parent, Annandale, Virginia, U.S.A.

IXL has helped me because our workbook that we do in class isn't as hard as this (not that this is very hard but it just makes me think about the answer more).

Student, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I found IXL on the internet about 4 years ago and love it. Our school bought it and we use it daily.

Sharleen Oetting, kindergarten teacher, Stockbridge, Georgia, U.S.A.

I like the fact that the national curriculum topics are so well broken down into individual learning components.

Sarah B., parent, Maidstone, Kent, UK

I am a parent of two children ages 10 and 6. I felt my children needed some incentive, and IXL has been a great help in keeping them up to date and enthusiastic about math. My favorite features are the times tests and the explanations when the answers are incorrect. Now my kids feel much more confident and find math fun!!

Parent, Puerto Rico

My 7-year-old daughter LOVES IXL! She's in a Montessori school, so I wasn't sure how to assess if she was at grade level. She's having fun and I can see she's easily doing grade level appropriate skills.

Parent, Mountain View, California, U.S.A.

I am very impressed! The students have been logging a great deal of practice time and are excitedly talking about their medals and prizes. Thank you for a wonderful learning tool!

5th grade teacher, New Jersey, U.S.A.

I am a grandmother homeschooling a 13-year-old with learning disabilities. She is at grade 1-2. I am so pleased with the whole site! The exercises are stimulating, never boring, and my granddaughter loves to do them and earn the awards — even if it takes her a lot of repetition, she'll keep trying until she gets one. I love that there are SO many activities and grades all in one program.

Grandmother and homeschooler, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

I have just started using IXL, and it is very user friendly! I really like how I can easily see who missed what question and what their responses were. I was surprised to also receive e-mails with printable certificates. These will be a great motivational tool for our class. I'll be printing those out at school tomorrow and hanging them up in the classroom!

5th grade teacher, Ohio, U.S.A.

I think IXL is the best educational maths site for my kids. It's excellent in the way it gives the parent feedback. Also, congrats for one of the simplest and most interesting sites for maths.

Peter W., parent, Lymington, Hampshire, UK

The students in my class love math. They are constantly on the computers doing math. This is a real switch from before. Not only is this a wonderful program for my students, but it has even made teaching math fun for me!

5th grade teacher, California, U.S.A.

Considering the amount of content we have to cover in a year, we have very little time to get in adequate practice before moving on. IXL has solved that problem. It has also allowed us a VERY easy way to go back and review skills throughout the year we have already covered. For our lower achieving students, sending them back one or two levels has helped improve weaknesses and build confidence.

Sandye Kabalen, 6th grade math teacher, Richmond, Kentucky, U.S.A.

I just wanted to compliment you all on such a great math program. My oldest child LOVES IXL. I've pulled her out of school to homeschool her, and the IXL reports have been invaluable! It makes it so easy for me to add her grades to my grading spreadsheet and to see her improvement. I love that you provide that information — it really makes a difference for a new homeschooler!

Janeen B., teacher, parent, and homeschooler, Wiley, Colorado, U.S.A.

I love the way IXL scores students based on achievement through each subskill. It's a great tool for students to practice and reinforce specific skills that have been taught in the classroom. It's a very well-designed service.

Jerry Klebba, special education teacher, grades 3-5, Bangor, Michigan, U.S.A.

My teacher told my class about IXL. It is really fun and it gives lots of math help and practice. I like that when I click on 4th grade, it has everything we are doing in my class. My favorite thing is that it gives awards when I practice.

4th grade student, Potomac, Maryland, U.S.A

WOW! There are so many great features. I love the individual tracking of students. What a great way to easily collect and transfer data! Keep up the great work!

Colleen Jones, 1st and 2nd grade teacher, Blossvale, New York, U.S.A.

I am an educator for high school students and the technology director for the school district. I teach Health Care Math. My students have a variety of math backgrounds. They really like working at their own pace in IXL and seeing their success!

Julie Brunner, Holden, Missouri, U.S.A.

I realy love IXL. I am 6 years old. I am learning alot. I think you are a great company.

Student, London, UK

I was able to raise our level of 3s and 4s twenty percent in large part due to my students' work on IXL. My students were so hooked that they continued to practice their math even during the summer when they weren't even in school!

4th grade teacher, Wallkill, New York, U.S.A.

Thank you for making this product. My daughter is in grade 5 and at the beginning of the year had difficulty with multiplication. We were concerned. I found your product online and immediately purchased it. The best $79 I have spent in a long time. She is now doing incredibly well in multiplication. On her last two tests she scored 39/40 and 40/40. We are so proud of her.

Parent, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Our students are performing very well in math. I consider this to be a direct result of IXL.

5th grade teacher, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

I am thrilled with the amount that my students want to practice. I literally have to set a timer to remind them to stop practicing.

4th grade teacher, Greenfield, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

I am using IXL to assist my son to review his grade 8 work in order to be better prepared to enter grade 9 in September. I like a number of things about IXL. The most important feature that IXL has is the fact that it sends students back to a certain point until they master the subject. This encourages students to be persistent and learn from their mistakes.

Parent, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

The students love it and get so excited to use the computer. Our math scores have greatly improved.

Teacher, Morristown, Tennessee, U.S.A.

My kids have become much better at maths. Thank you for such a great site.

Parent, London, UK

I have become a much stronger math student, thanks to IXL. In fact, I have become the best student in math in my grade.

7th grade student, Texas, U.S.A.

The cumulative rewards are great. The kids just want to get more pictures or medals, etc. It is so simple, but it hooks them!

Parent, Seaton, Devon, UK

I'm a middle school math teacher and a huge advocate of IXL. I started using IXL last year in my classes and it has completely changed the way I teach, and the way my students learn math. Students that failed the year before and never did anything were passing and working hard using IXL.

Teacher, Yulee, Florida, U.S.A.

IXL has improved my grades from a B+ to an A+. I love this website and would recommend it to anyone!

6th grade student, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

When my students have the opportunity to go online and access IXL it makes me feel as if I have an assistant teacher. It helps some students, while I work with other students that might have different needs. My students are better in math and think that IXL math is fun to do.

2nd grade teacher, New York, New York, U.S.A.

With IXL, my child's performance has improved remarkably.

Parent, Durban, South Africa

IXL is amazing. Students who were not in my class heard about it from other students and wanted to be added to my roster.

Sharion Tipler, librarian and summer school teacher, Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A.

My favorite features about IXL are the awards. This is my favorite because as you keep progressing then you get new achievements and pictures representing what you have accomplished. IXL has been really helpful because now I can practice things that I have learned. This has improved my grades in school a lot.

8th grade student, Redmond, Washington, U.S.A.

I love that my son and his classmates want to spend time practicing math!

Jonathan K., parent, East Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

I am a retired teacher who is tutoring a young boy with special needs, and your program is going to be really good for him. I can teach him a new concept using manipulatives and assign one of your lessons to reinforce it. Best of all, his mother and I can both track his progress. This is the right program for the times. You'll do a lot of good and many children will benefit. I wish you great success.

Special needs tutor, Canada

I have 5 students who work on IXL on a regular and frequent basis, and their achievement has shot up tremendously. I recommend your program to everyone!

Beverly Hartman, kindergarten teacher, Concord, North Carolina, U.S.A.

I was looking for math websites online when I came across IXL. My dad signed me up and now my grades are going up.

4th grade student, Ohio, U.S.A.

My students have really enjoyed the IXL experience. They are excited about going on your website every day.

5th grade teacher, Hutchinson, Kansas, U.S.A.

IXL is awesome to me. I am obsessed with the fact that we can have pictures as our little character, and we earn them when we do math. I think that's very encouraging for me.

6th grade student, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

Excellent product you have. I've referred many people.

Parent, Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A.

My students love IXL! I would have done better in math as a child had this technology been around back then! It has really helped my students master grade level math concepts and skills.

Rachel Stout, kindergarten teacher, La Crescenta, California, U.S.A.

I love IXL soooo much. I love the prizes, because they motivate me to practice more.

7th grade student, Dorado, Puerto Rico

Thanks to IXL, the kids catch on in minutes – versus when Mom would try to work through it with them with lots of frustration.

Carrie E., parent, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

I can see that my daughter, who uses IXL, has mastered simple addition already, while her school has just started on this topic. This boosts her confidence in school. Also, she can focus on newer stuff.

Vidhya M., parent, Bangalore, India

I was starting to do badly in Math, and I went on your site and did about an hour's worth of lessons each day and started to realize that I was really improving. From an 80% I went to a 100%!

7th grade student, U.S.A.

My daughter's math grade has improved from a B to a high A. Thank you!!!

Parent of a 3rd grader, Hendersonville, North Carolina, U.S.A.

I used to get A's in math, but when I started to do IXL my A's turned into A+'s.

4th grade student, Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.A.

I'm a grandmother with a grandchild in kindergarten. We enjoy working together on IXL after we get done with her homework. All the practice skills and awards are fun. Thank you!

Grandparent, Waimanalo, Hawaii, U.S.A.

I am a 11 year old student in fifth grade and I absolutely love this website. My teacher told us for homework we had to go to www.ixl.com and she gave us our password and username and I was like great more “boring” homework and when I got home and played I was on this website for about an hour it is so amazing. I love how you guys used awards to make the kids want to keep answering questions and after the 2nd quarter I saw my report card and it went from a 90 to a 100 all because of your site.

5th grade student, New York, U.S.A.

My favorite features are the practice questions and the system of rewards. My kids are really interested in them, and the user interface is really good compared to other sites. I can see that my son is showing good progress at good rate.

Shamaila T., parent, Karachi, Pakistan

I just absolutely LOVE this website! I feel like I'm getting smarter by the minute!

4th grade student, Ross, California, U.S.A.

When I saw my report card and how much I improved I am happy for IXL being by my side.

3rd grade student, Exton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

My coworker was asking me questions about her daughter's math homework. She knows I have a teaching degree so she thought I would know how. I did not know the new terminology. So I plugged in the stem and leaf question and your site came up and we were both surprised. It not only explained the way to work the problems but gave great practice problems. She has 3 children and now they all use it.

Grandmother, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

The school where I teach is one of the highest performing schools in our district. This being said we still have issues with many of our students' performance on state tests. I found IXL while working on a Master's degree in Technology. I experimented with the website on my own and then did a free trial for my students in my classroom. Needless to say I ended up purchasing a membership because the kids were crazy about IXL. I think this website should be used in every school. Thank you for producing such a great resource for teachers and kids!

3rd grade teacher, New Mexico, U.S.A.

IXL is a wonderful program, and it is well worth its subscription fee. My students are enjoying it, and I am finding the information the program gives me to be useful. Thank you for developing such a great product.

Kerry Broadhurst, 4th grade teacher, Albany, Oregon, U.S.A.

I LOVE the skill proficiency reports. Often I will give my students an “assignment” by telling them what skill I would like for them to practice when it is their turn on the computer. At the end of the day, I can check the skill report to see who has mastered that skill, how much time it took them to master it, and how many questions they answered. Instant feedback and I didn't have to grade a single paper... awesome!

Kristin Falcon, 3rd grade teacher, Spring, Texas, U.S.A.

First of all, I love your website. It is amazing to see how much more improvement my students are able to make when they can see if their answers are right or wrong instantly instead of waiting for me to check their work and getting it back to them the next day. Not to mention the countless hours of grading that I no longer have to do, and many thousands of paper copies that are no longer needed... all wonderful!! (IXL actually SAVES our district money as our math-related copy costs have decreased by more than what your site costs per year.) I am convinced that your site is the future of math education.

3rd grade teacher, Michigan, U.S.A.

I am amazed at the comments from parents concerning how well their children are responding to the website. Mind you these are three year old children. The mom of the youngest three-year-old stated that the first thing her child wants to do after being at preschool for 7 hours is to come home and do her math on the computer. The mother was elated. I am so thankful to have found this site.

Latrece Johnson, preschool teacher, Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.

I was skeptical of IXL, only from the negativity of other websites claiming to be fun, yet teach children math at the same time. I figured IXL was just like the other websites. I was wrong!!! I would, and already have recommended IXL to other parents whose children are struggling in math as well. I have already told my friend, who is also an elementary teacher how wonderful IXL is. I cannot stress enough how IXL is boosting my son's confidence, self esteem, and math grade! I NEVER thought I'd see the day when I tell my son that it's time to do some extra studying, without him getting upset and negative. He is eager to work on IXL and when he has completed his extra studying and can log off of IXL, he chooses not to. He will continue to work on IXL at his own free will. THANK YOU, IXL!!

Parent, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

My son has learning difficulties - dispraxia, dyslexia and ADD are the main concerns. I supplement what he is learning at school in order to keep him abreast with the class, and it can be a challenge for our relationship. Using IXL has improved our relationship as he likes IXL so much more than any of the other programs (flash cards, worksheets) that we were using before. I am extremely grateful. I can sit beside him and instead of being the mean mummy who is throwing tough questions at him, I can be encouraging him on towards 100.

Parent, Hong Kong

As an instructor, I find the teacher tools very helpful, as it makes it easier for me to see how each student is doing and I can compare students to one another on a variety of levels. It makes it quick and simple to gauge how the program is working, which students need more help, etc. As far as the student side, I love that after wrong answers, the problems are explained and the correct answer is given. It helps my students learn from their mistakes.

Volunteer tutor working with low-income children, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.

I love the reports. The details that are provided are terrific. Being able to see how long they took on each problem in addition to being able to see their actual answers is really valuable.

Special education teacher, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.A.

I think everyone should go on IXL. My parents are proud of me for thinking of going here. My grades are high because of this.

4th grade student, Belleville, New Jersey, U.S.A.

I was really bad in maths and now... I am so good my grades for maths tests have gone up! That's from 60's to 90's percent!

12-year-old student, Nairobi, Kenya

I can tell you my class LOVES this site! Whenever our teacher says all right everyone! After you're done, you can go to IXL.com everyone says YES! And yes, our teacher says we are starting to get to know the things she has us work on on here a lot better! Wow. Your site is awesome and I am glad our teacher told us about it.

6th grade student, Hutchinson, Kansas, U.S.A.

Ixl.com has been an amazing tool to help my son get caught up with the curriculum he needs for his grade level after he fell behind in his math.

Parent, Bradford, Ontario, Canada

I am a teacher with various grades in one classroom (3-5). What I love about your website is that it is kid friendly and has reports for the teacher to closely monitor what the students actually does during his/her time on the computer. It allows practice on numerous skills which is an advantage for upcoming state assessment.

Shirley S. Brill, teacher, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.

I have only used it in my classes for about a week so far, but the students are asking for it, and I have seen some students show measurable improvement already and a markedly improved interest in learning.

Reading specialist and ELL teacher, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

We've just begun, but I can see confidence building already after less than 1 hour on IXL!

Parent, Indiana, U.S.A.

I like that you continue to add grades and features for teachers. I can't think of something specific that I would need that isn't already there.

Special education teacher, Minnesota, U.S.A.

This site is a wonderful resource and has everything to supplement my first grade math curriculum.

Cindy O'Shaughnessy, 1st grade teacher, Cedar Park, Texas, U.S.A.

I love IXL. Don't change a thing. My class uses it all the time. And it really helps extremely.

5th grade student, Salem, Oregon, U.S.A.

I am totally excited by what this site has brought about for my students. They leave the computer lab and ask when we are going to go back and work on math again. Some of the students are so excited about the program that they ask if they can work on it during recess time! That is amazing.

Jenna Wilk, 5th and 6th grade teacher, Rogers City, Michigan, U.S.A.

My kids are rocking in math. I LOVE IXL!!

Parent, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

When I go to school and my teacher asks me a question when we are doing math or multiplication like what 11x5=, I would say 11x5=55 because that's what I learned here at ixl.com. Thank you.

3rd grade student, Clifton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Every thing about ixl is so perfect!

Grade 5 student, St. Catherine, Jamaica

I believe this program has made our daughter a stronger math student and has given her the ability and desire to want to be challenged and successful in math. In school, third grade word problems with the hidden concept of 'solve for X' was her most challenging concept. But getting extra word problems from the IXL program really helped.

Parent, Corona, California, U.S.A.

You're going to love this - I asked the kids what they thought of IXL now that they have been working on it for a few weeks. They all love it - every single student, and I have multi-grade classes. One lad said, It's so cool that we get to play IXL so much 'cause it isn't school. It is motivating the students and they are learning far better than if they just stuck to the textbooks. They are also able to cover more skills this way - more efficient way of delivering ideas.

Teacher, Quebec, Canada

Thank you for creating a math site that is so ideal!

Erica Medard, 2nd grade teacher, Evanston, Indiana, U.S.A.

The kids love the Awards page, and it is a huge motivator. The reports are easy to use and target exactly what I want to know. The explanation button on the activities is terrific and really helps the kids when they get the wrong answers.

Fred Collins, teacher and technology specialist, Everett, Washington, U.S.A.

We love the feature where the teacher can view all of the problems that a student missed. We also love the graphic display of the problems and answers, and the ease of use. It is great for our students. It has been easy for our teachers and students to use this product with very little training.

Technology assistant at an elementary school, Illinois, U.S.A.

Love it! My students and my own children can't wait to get on the computer, and I then have a hard time stopping them from using the site!

Special education teacher, Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S.A.

One of my students shared with me that she used “IXL” at home. I learned this after she got a better score than her twin brother on a test (which had not yet happened as he was a very strong math student). She stated, “It's because I've been using IXL every night! And he hasn't.” Of course then I had to find out what “IXL” was.

4th grade teacher, Bozeman, Montana, U.S.A.

I love IXL. It really helps me focus on my learning in math. I feel like my education has come a long way since before I knew about IXL.

Student, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

My daughter would never have spent an hour and a half going through 66 practice problems in her math textbook. IXL makes that happen by giving her immediate rewards and pacing her so she can master the skills.

Parent of a 6th grader, Orting, Washington, U.S.A.

I was struggling in math and IXL helped! I just got a B+ on my last math test!

5th grade student, Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.

I have a 21-year-old daughter with a learning disability and I'm always checking for educational games on the internet. IXL came up today and I checked out some of the exercises and I'm thrilled! It's got what I've been looking for for years: repetition at the same level of difficulty until mastery is achieved. There are many sites with interesting games, but until now I had never found one site that brought the 'practice makes it perfect' advantage to life.

Parent, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil

The combination of the automation, the awards/certificates, the stats, and the level of the actual questions JUST WORKS!

Parent, Longwood, Florida, U.S.A.

IXL's really been helping me with my math. I've been getting better grades and understanding the stuff too. Thank you for this program!

8th grade student, Falling Waters, West Virginia, U.S.A.

We love IXL. It has helped my two boys tremendously in advancing their math skills. Most importantly, they enjoy learning math through IXL.

Parent of a 4th grader, Leonia, New Jersey, U.S.A.

I am student and I'm in fifth grade and I loooooove IXL. It really helps in my life, and I can totally see a difference!

Student, Auburn, Washington, U.S.A.

Your explanations are very helpful and are age appropriate. They allow for a real sense of independence when working through the problems.

Parent, Littleton, Colorado, U.S.A.

I really like IXL and I like that it makes you better at math. The awards make you feel like you have done something special.

Student, Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.A.

I am a parent of two children using your program. I have been looking for a math program for years and this is the best one I have found so far.

Parent, Durango, Colorado, U.S.A.

I really think this website is helpful for kids learning. Their heads are going to explode in knowledge!

5th grade student, Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A.

My son loves this site. He is 2 1/2 and loves the pre-K level things, and this site is keeping him excited to learn.

Parent, Williston, Florida, U.S.A.

Oh, I love this site! It's my favorite math site, because it's interactive! I can try the problems out myself, so I know I understand them!

8th grade student, Calhoun, Tennessee, U.S.A.

I stumbled across this site and absolutely love it. It has helped my kids stay ahead of the learning curve, and most of the time they already know what the teacher is going over in class.

Parent, Valley Stream, New York, U.S.A.

IXL has lots of great pictures that my daughter loves. The rewards are lovely, and she can't wait to see what picture she is going to get as a reward.

Parent, Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Sometimes I forget about the time and do IXL for hours. My grades have improved a lot. It really feels good to get good grades.

7th grade student, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

I'm a retired elementary teacher. I help my grandchildren by providing access to your wonderful program. The format is so neat, organized and attractive. I love the layout, and that students are encouraged to think and not guess. I like that IXL shows them what they should have answered with quick, to-the-point explanations. GREAT PROGRAM!!

Alma H., Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Two of my four kids are old enough to use IXL, and they love it! They seem to understand concepts other kids their age may not understand.

Parent, Lenexa, Kansas, U.S.A.

I'm improving at an amazing rate. In CIE [University of Cambridge International Examinations], We have to do checkpoints at 8th grade. The marking scheme is 1-6 with 6 being the highest grade. I got 6 in math BECAUSE OF IXL!!!

Grade nine student, Hyderabad, India

My granddaughter loves to go to the computer each evening “to do her math.”

Grandparent, Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.A.

IXL has been helping me with my child's math needs for three years now. Her grades have definitely improved — in fact, so much that I have recommended it to a lot of people.

Parent of a 5th grader, Deming, New Mexico, U.S.A.

IXL has helped me improve my grades and will most likely help me again this year. I am so grateful for IXL!

6th grade student, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

This site is WONDERFUL...it has helped me reacquire the knowledge I need to help my grandsons in math. Oh my goodness, what an A+ site. Thank you!!!

Ellen S., Hamptom, Virginia, U.S.A.

I really love this site and math, too. IXL made math an awesome subject rather than boring. Through IXL my grades went higher and higher. I think everyone has to check out this cool website.

Student, Salmiya, Kuwait

I love the reports that get sent to me via email, and the ability to see what grade level the kids were working at. I also like that one membership covers everything, and not per program or per grade level, so my kids are free to advance, if needed.

Parent, Lakeville, Minnesota, U.S.A.

We would like to thank you for your work, IXL is the best math related webpage for kids we have found on the internet! Our daughter, is only 4 years old, but likes math very much and enjoys working on IXL every day (she has done almost 13,000 questions since starting 8 months ago). She is now mostly doing first and second grade skills, but can do also some of the higher skills tasks. Thanks to your webpage, she has done an enormous progress in the past few months.

Parent, Slovakia

IXL has been a very inspiring and enriching program for our students. This program really helped (and continues to help) improve students' skills and confidence.

Teacher, Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.A.

It has improved students' skills immensely.

Lois Loft, teacher, Bartlett, Tennessee, U.S.A.

I am a girl in grade 9th and I love your site. It really helped my brother and me a lot especially in math. Thanks a lot. You can help kids a lot.

Student, East Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Great job on the development of this site. I can tell that it was done with students and teachers in mind.

2nd grade teacher, Orangeburg, South Carolina, U.S.A.

I just love it. I think the students feel like they're playing and I know that they are learning. I love how the point system works. I also love the immediate feedback because they can see what they did wrong right at the moment instead of a day or two later.

6th grade teacher, West Haven, Utah, U.S.A.

I am a 5th grade student and I think IXL is awesome. I am so advanced now because of whoever created this website. I want you to know that you are providing many kids around the world a second chance at learning math concepts to be the best they can be.

Student, Williamstown, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

I was searching for some subtraction drills and IXL came up. Very lucky! ... I've rarely seen kids so intensely interested in what they are learning about.

Barry Stewart, grade 3-4 math teacher, Hope, British Columbia, Canada

The different ways questions are asked ensures that students truly understand a certain skill.

Elizabeth McLemore, teacher, Rome, Georgia, U.S.A.

I love: (1) The parent pages - being able to see my son's progress, trouble spots, time spent, problems he's done, etc. I feel that I am able to gain insight into how and what he's doing in math! (2) The game board concept! Today he got so excited because he got a guitar! I LOVED IT! THANK YOU! (3) I also LOVE the variety of math problems you have here. There are easy AND challenging problems, and it's great for him to have both!

Parent of a 3rd grader, Plainville, Connecticut, U.S.A.

First of all, THANKS! My 1st & 3rd grade boys love IXL, especially the awards and the award game board.

Parent and homeschooler, Farmers Branch, Texas, U.S.A.

Your math program is great! I have finally found a program that corresponds with our state standards. My special needs students are able to practice and review skills they have not mastered from a wide range of grade levels. The progress reports are extremely helpful with my record keeping and assessments.

Janet Robinson, teacher, Cerro Gordo, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Now, instead of giving homework, I assign IXL practice for 15-20 minutes a night. Students get points for time spent practicing, how many medals attained, and improvement in scores. My unmotivated students beg to use the computers. I set a goal for an hour a week, but all surpass it.

High school special education teacher, Ansonia, Connecticut, U.S.A.

My children (grades PK and 1) are really embracing using the site for extended periods of time without any pushing from me. I will certainly spread the word for this site. I LOVE it!

Parent, Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.A.

I am a soon to be sixth grader in a few months. I love IXL because it is helping me a lot. I did not know my multiplication as good as i was supposed to. I knew my 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 10's, 11's, and 12's a bit. But not really. So IXL really helped me, not only with multiplication but to review things from previous grade to help me for the future coming ahead. Thanks a lot for all of this.

Student, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

I home school my 8 year old son. We recently signed up for IXL and LOVE IT! My son is doing great with math and your site is so user friendly.

Parent, Millbrook, New York, U.S.A.

I love that you can do so many different lessons. It's amazing! I also like that you can challenge yourself and do a higher grade level. Most of all I love that you can earn online virtual prizes and that you can change the character on top. I love IXL more than any other boring learning website.

4th grade student, Temecula, California, U.S.A.

I really like how the score increase/decrease is dependent on the current score. It quickly goes up to give kids some confidence. But it requires a lot right in a row without mistakes to get to mastery.

Mike J., parent, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

I have used IXL this summer for summer math. I am working on math in the grade I am going into, 7th grade, and I think it has already helped me a lot with things I would have struggled with during the school year.

Student, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

IXL is engaging for my preschoolers! The colors, the interactive features with the prizes...my kids love math now!

Parent, Woodinville, Washington, U.S.A.

IXL helps my children so much. It gives them the opportunity to actually practice the skills that are taught in school. Many times at school the teacher can only stay on a lesson for so long but IXL allows the children to practice on a skill as long as they need to.

Parent, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.A.

My favorite feature is definitely the game board. Though I am an older kid I find it very fun and I look forward to getting all the stars and “mastering” the skills. I often go back to the 8th grade skills to go through things I hadn't fully learned, and I am positive I get them now.

9th grade student, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.A.

IXL has really helped my daughter a lot and made her love to solve problems.

Parent of a 4-year-old, Edison, New Jersey, U.S.A.

I am a student and I used to be weak at maths but after using IXL I am now getting good in maths and starting liking it too. Thanks IXL!

Student, Islamabad, Pakistan

I was looking for math websites online when I came across IXL. I have 6 and 8 year old grandsons. I noticed when they started in their current grade level, they were struggling and getting frustrated, so I set them both back a grade. The older has almost completed the first grade lessons. He is just happier, and more confident; he said that his teacher told him “You're good at math”. He also said that there is only one boy in his class that is better at math than him. I cannot stress enough how IXL has boosted their knowledge of math with very little work on their part. It is by far the best money that I have spent on anything; you have a loyal customer for at least the next 10 years. Thanks again, you make my job as a grandparent so much easier.

Grandparent, Sapulpa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

This website has bumped my grade level from an 85% to a 95% in Math.

Student, Burr Ridge, Illinois, U.S.A.

The overall concept and execution are top-notch! I am extremely pleased with your entire site, and and am very much looking forward to your new, advanced content. The newest Algebra sections are fantastic!

Parent, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Oh my goodness, she got perfect in math! Every quiz! Thanks to IXL, every time they have an assignment, she always gets A+!

Parent of a 7th grader, Philippines

I'm a mom that was looking for a fun interactive website for my kids to practice math. I came across IXL and it's the best discovery I've made so far.

Alexandra M., parent, Newark, California, U.S.A.

I love this site and so does my son - he actually asks for us to do math practice!

Parent, Chennai, India

I love ixl.com and my students don't seem to tire of it - even using it most days and assigning as homework.

Teacher, Lake Elmo, Minnesota, U.S.A.

We really enjoy the site, and the virtual prizes are a hit. My son has gained more confidence, and his skills are improving. His teacher is also very impressed.

Parent, Naperville, Illinois, U.S.A.

Thank you for your amazing work. I'm a mom and a teacher for children with special needs. I have a son with Down syndrome and I love your site. You help me to be a better mom & teacher.

Parent, Tehran, Iran

I work with students from three schools and six grades. Obviously I can't be everywhere at once. I LOVE how I can teach a strand and then have the kids practice on-line with a report being e-mailed to me.

Teacher of accelerated students, Waynesboro, Virginia, U.S.A.

I like that I can play too! There is no interference with his scores when I play as a parent. I like that a lesson/quiz changes it up in the middle a few times....my boy can't get comfortable with just blindly adding answers.

Parent, Surprise, Arizona, U.S.A.

I am a mum and my son has made excellent progress through your web site. It is really a good web site where parents can learn as well.

Sidra M., parent, Hayes, UK

With IXL, my son's confidence has improved since he has a lot of practice. He now seems to be conceptualizing more than guessing.

Parent of a 5th grader, Edison, New Jersey, U.S.A.

I love this site! As a Pre-K teacher, I am always looking to see where I need to be going and what are other states doing so I can prepare my kids even more. I teach at risk 4 year olds under a grant program affiliated with the school district. This is a valuable site for teachers and parents.

Pre-K teacher, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Since I homeschool, I'm always looking for a variety of subjects that appeal to specific grade levels. Math is of a particular concern. With IXL, I like that I can look at my state's educational standards by grade level, and I LOVE that I can compare it to other states! I can hold my own classroom to the highest levels of standards this way.

Meshele T., parent, Raymond, Mississippi, U.S.A.

I am a mom who is trying to help my daughter (grade 5) study math and searched Google for math exercises in English because I couldn't find any in Portuguese. This site came up and my daughter loves it. She learns English in school here and understood all the questions and was getting the answers! Math is not her favourite subject, so I was so happy that she was enjoying these exercises.

Parent, Bombarral, Portugal

I tutor my son at home using IXL. I am seeing a great improvement in his attitude and confidence level.

Disha K., parent, Moreno Valley, California, U.S.A.

My five year old girl loves to practice her math skills using IXL. She loves the colors and graphics!

Perla G., parent, Monterrey, Mexico

Keep up the good work and thank you for an excellent product. I would highly recommend IXL. My husband and I love getting the reports, and the fact that my son can work on it on his own is very good. It lets him be independent.

Parent of a four-year-old, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The material in this website is really good. The rigorous exercises give kids more hands-on experience and plenty of practice. Also, the price is very affordable and very reasonable. Keep it up!

D. Anand, parent, Frisco, Texas, U.S.A.

Students absolutely love going on IXL! I find that when they get an answer wrong, they actually do read the explanation!

Teacher of 5th, 6th, and 7th grade math, Weston, Florida, U.S.A.

This is a wonderful site. I always spend a lot of time trying to help my kids at school and after I found this site, everything became easier. The kids love studying, they have motivation, and they are learning every day.

Maite L., parent, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

My 5th grader has been struggling this year, and this program is helping improve his grades. When he gets stuck, we simply go into 4th grade level and review some of the basics. One click and we're back to 5th grade with greater confidence!

Parent, Shelby Township, Michigan, U.S.A.

I am a home schooling mother of three little girls. My oldest is 5 and is a kindergartener. She enjoys math very much and is working at a much faster pace at it than others her age. My middle one is 4 and a pre-schooler. This website has been much help to her as she begins to learn her basics. And my youngest is only 2 but learning so much from her older sisters. I am very fond of your website.

Parent, Azusa, California, U.S.A.

I am teacher of a self contained Intellectual Disabilities and Physically Impaired classroom at the middle school level. Students in my room are academically functioning on about a 1st to 3rd grade level. IXL has been a great site for my students. I especially like the ability to have access to ALL grade levels, as the needs of my students vary widely.

Teacher, Pasco County, Florida, U.S.A.

This program is so helpful and amazing that I have repeatedly thought and said this was the best site I've ever purchased a membership for.

Theresa T., parent, Glendale, California, U.S.A.

My favorite feature of IXL is not a physical feature of the site itself but rather the confidence it has given my five year old in his abilities. Each time he finishes a task and wins as he calls it a mini trophy, he gets very excited. He has never had a long attention span but in one day of review my child answered over 240 questions. I was amazed as he never sits still but for this software he did. It was really amazing watching him enjoy math.

Parent, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A.

I was hoping IXL would make learning less hard and more fun — and that I would see my kids get higher grades by themselves, not by me pushing them. IXL has already helped with this, so thanks, IXL. I feel proud of my kids.

Parent, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

I feel like before, in elementary school, I hated math, and I mean HATE! IXL has made me enjoy math. I wake up in the morning thinking “I wonder what skill we are doing today?” IXL has made me more confident in math. Thank You.

Student, Salem, Oregon, U.S.A.

IXL has helped cultivate my daughter's love of math and put her three grade levels ahead.

Parent of a 7th grader, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.

At the beginning of fourth grade I was scared when we had multiplication tests. At first I wasn't passing. So one day my teacher said we would be starting IXL for homework every night. I went on that night and LOVED it!!! The next Tuesday we had a multiplication test and I PASSED my threes! I went on every night for the rest of the month to see if it worked. It did! Now it's almost the end of fourth grade, and two months ago I finished all my multiplication and DIVISION! Thank you so much IXL!!

Student, Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.

Thanks to IXL, my son is now in the advanced math class. This program also helped him prepare for the math section of the ISEE. He enjoys working on problems and practicing math on this program.

Parent, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

I really like IXL. My kids are learning more maths from this site and now they are excellent in maths. This site helps my kids in so many ways. They learn more and more.

Fazlina H., parent, Kandy, Sri Lanka

I found out about IXL from my mom when she made me do it. Although I hate to say it, IXL has actually helped me get better grades.

Grade 5 student, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

I love everything about this site. My son's grades are improving every day.

Natasha A., parent, Levittown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

We just started, but my daughter loves sitting down and working through the exercises. I know that if she keeps this up she'll always excel in math and enjoy it!

Elizabeth C., parent and math teacher, Gilbert, Arizona, U.S.A.

My old 3rd grade teacher said that her child loved IXL and told me I should try it, so my mom signed me up and I love it!

4th grade student, Oviedo, Florida, U.S.A.

IXL is a great program; I love the reporting features that allow parents/students to check progress.

Parent, Cordova, Tennessee, U.S.A.

I am a parent of two boys ages 3 1/2 and 8 1/2. My oldest has always loved math, and IXL has been a fun tool for him to use. He is also able to maintain what he has learned during the school year. My youngest son just thinks it's a blast and has learned some good skills to prepare him for pre-school and kindergarten. As a parent it is refreshing to have such a website that is fun for the kids, and they look forward to using it every day. It certainly takes the battle out of it. The fact that they view it like a game is what makes it so engaging and motivating. They can't wait to get all the questions answered to see what piece of the game board gets revealed. My youngest is trying to get his entire game board complete before his brother does.

Parent, Farmington, Minnesota, U.S.A.

I LOVE IXL!!! At first my grades were really low and then I won a medal for getting 99th percentile in the MAPS test. I also won certificates for SUPER IXL STUDENT almost every month. At first I didn't like math but now I LOVE it. My mom convinced our teachers to get the subscription for the whole school and they did.

4th grade student, Inner Grove Heights, Minnesota, U.S.A.

We truly love this website. Our daughter jumped right into it. Math being her weakest subject, now she seems like she cannot wait to get on and study.

Parent of a 3rd grader, Inverness, Florida, U.S.A.

I used IXL with a handicapped child with muscular dystrophy who cannot hold a pencil, and it was awesome! He is so behind in math because it was so hard to teach when you could not manipulate a pencil! He did great with IXL, though, using a keyboard on his monitor and typing with his mouse. It is very handicap accessible and I wish more people with handicapped children and students knew about your program!!!

Teacher, Louisiana, U.S.A.

My boy is crazy about IXL. He's only 4 years old, and he's already answered over 5,000 questions in the first 6 weeks. My favorite quote: "Daddy -- If I eat all my vegetables, can I study math?" No longer very interested in TV.

Parent, Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S.A.

My son has autism, so he needs things explained in a more visual way. In this regard, IXL has been really helpful. Parents of special needs children are always looking for resources and easy ways to teach children. IXL is not only easy, it reduces children's frustration. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for creating this math website.

Parent, Cheshire, UK

I am a teacher of a class of Year 7 and 8 boys, and they LOVE IXL. They will choose to go and do it rather than have free time in the room, and are forever trying to beat each other's scores. They are going ahead in leaps and bounds and gaining wonderful confidence as they go.

Annette M., teacher, Drouin, Victoria, Australia

IXL is reminding my son that learning/practicing can be fun. It has been an invaluable tool to show me what he knows, what we do not need to review, and what I can reasonably expect him to be able to do. Thank you for your educational and fun website.

Parent, Ireland

Over the summer my daughter completed 35% of IXL's 4th grade curriculum before she even started 4th grade! She loves math and IXL and enjoys playing with IXL for fun. My son struggles with math. While he isn't in any advanced math classes yet, he is getting mostly A's in general math so far. It has really built his confidence. And the ease at which he can step down a grade to review really hard concepts has been very beneficial.

Parent, Shelby Township, Michigan, U.S.A.

I love cats and I also love IXL because it's the awesomest website ever. I think that it has improved and helped me tremendously.

5th grade student, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A.

IXL really helps my son improve his math skills. We like that there are a lot of creative, challenging questions.

Parent, San Jose, California, U.S.A.

With IXL I think I'm getting better at doing math every day and night. I love it and I'm getting better and better.

Student, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.

My kiddo has always been better at Language Arts than Math, so since she was taking the STAR test in CA last school year, I thought I'd try IXL. Her math scores ended up higher than her language arts scores.

Parent of a 2nd grader, Marina, California, U.S.A.

Me and my class love this web site, because it helps us learn. Thanks for making this. IT ROCKS!!

Student, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.

Knowing the boys were behind in certain areas, I was able to go back two grade levels with IXL and start working from that point in their problem areas. The boys love the “ribbons” and the “reward chart.” I like how they always get a “100” in the end AND that the explanations are there to help when the answer is not correct. I can tell that both boys are now feeling more confident about returning to school and facing “math.” Their understanding in their problem areas has greatly increased. I am so amazed and thankful that this site exists. It has been a God-send to me and my grandsons. As a former teacher, I recognize all the work that went into this site and praise you for how comprehensive it is!

Grandparent and retired teacher, Shoreline, Washington, U.S.A.

I am a mother of two sons. My older one is 6 1/2 and the younger one is 4 1/2. My older one started IXL in March of 2011 and within 5 months, he has attempted 5800 problems and he enjoys IXL very much. My younger one watched his brother doing IXL, and they are now doing IXL side by side on two computers. My younger one completed all pre-K skills, and he is now doing kindergarten problems. Amazingly he has completed 3400 problems in 4 months. They use Windows PCs as well as the iPad I rewarded my older son as his reward for doing so well. We have used several online education programs but IXL is the best.

Parent, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

I really love IXL because the awards and gold medals just motivate you to practice. That is what I did, and I went up 26%, simple as that. When I got my report card in the 2nd trimester, my math went from 74% to 100%! And this is why I recommend IXL to kids and teachers!

4th grade student, Schaumburg, Illinois, U.S.A.

We really enjoy this site. My younger son who is a visual/spatial learner especially enjoys it. It makes math more interactive and gives the numbers meaning rather than being just abstract symbols on a page.

Parent, Marshfield, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

I am a student in the 7th grade and I love to do my IXL! I am so good at IXL, my teacher recommended that I step up to 8th grade algebra.

Student, Elizabethton, Tennessee, U.S.A.

My children have done very well on the standardized tests — in part because of the practice they get here. The exercises are fun, and the gratification instant when the child masters a new skill.

Tawn E., parent, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

When I first heard about IXL from my 4th grade teacher I thought it would help me with multiplication and algebra, and it did! Now after I get home from school and do my homework, I just can't wait to get on IXL and help my sisters with it too.

4th grade student, Chula Vista, California, U.S.A.

I love everything about IXL. It's a well thought-out program that is hard to beat. I have learning-challenged children that do better with the computer versus pencil and paper, so this is fun for them. The explanation is right there for any wrong answer, and it plain and simple reinforces math concepts. Oh, a big plus is that it is affordable.

Parent, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

I am a student in seventh grade and I needed help in math so my dad told me to go to IXL and I tried it and I loved it. I knew this website would help me after my first couple lessons. The fun part is trying to reach my goal to see what new award I will achieve.

Student, Moreno Valley, California, U.S.A.

They have improved tremendously and gained a lot of confidence. IXL has become a morning ritual in our household.

Lavanya V., parent, Sugar Hill, Georgia, U.S.A.

This is the second year my daughter's been using IXL. Her confidence and her skills have improved tremendously. If there's a problem and she doesn't understand she can continue practicing until she gets it.

Carol M., parent, Hilo, Hawaii, U.S.A.

I am completely loving every bit of this site. I love the certificates my granddaughter earns, the weekly report showing her progress, etc., etc. By the way, she loves it as well.

Margaret N., grandparent and homeschooler, Colona, Illinois, U.S.A.

I am a student and I like IXL so much. I started April 11. By the way, I like the pie chart that shows how long you have been doing math. Me and my brother compete to see who can get the most excellents. I think IXL is a great idea and is a great website. Thank you!

Student, Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.

Since my daughter started using IXL, she has been able to better understand the concepts taught in school. She has also become more patient and more careful while working out her problems.

Priya, parent, Bangalore, India

Your site is very nice. My daughter wakes up with IXL in the morning and comes back from school to master more skills. As she can hear the problems, she is also picking up English, in addition to the math skills.

Parent, Tokorozawa, Japan