10,000 math problems is a lot of problems, and this week students in the Middle School achieved a major milestone; combined our students completed 10,000 math problems since September in an online Mathematics program called IXL.  IXL is a play on words, and 10,000 problems serve as proof that Trinity students do “excel” on this interactive learning program.

IXL is a comprehensive math review site with an unlimited number of practice questions in hundreds of skills—all of which are aligned to the standards on Trinity’s achievement tests at the end of the school year. Students not only use IXL at school, they also access IXL from home, and parents can also monitor the skills teachers present in class!

In addition to making math practice exciting in an online format, IXL is designed to help students learn at their own pace. The website is adaptive and will adjust to each student’s demonstrated ability level. The site also saves all of a student’s attempts and results, so along with teachers, parents can monitor their own child’s individual progress and keep track of all the hard work (one of our Three Big Rules at Trinity!) encountered in IXL.

Middle school students are encouraged to use IXL for 15 minutes every day, beyond their regular Math homework. Using good estimating skills, along with their regular homework, most likely students have logged more than 20,000 math problems already this school year! How many problems do you think the Middle Schoolers will finish by the end of the year?  We will let you know this in June, 10,000 problems and counting …