For extra practice, students can complete at least 30 minutes of skill practice using IXL weekly.
We are pleased to tell you that we will be using a website called IXL in our classroom this year. IXL is a comprehensive math practice site with an unlimited number of math practice questions in hundreds of skills — all of which are aligned to state standards. One of the best things about IXL is that your child can access it from home, so you have a chance to see your child's progress!
To get your child started on your home computer, please follow these easy steps:
1. Go to www.IXL.com/signin/cherryhill
2. Enter your child's username and password and click Sign in.
(Note: The username is your child's student ID # followed directly by "@cherryhill". For example... Username: 3004593@cherryhillUsername: student ID # @cherryhill
3. Navigate to your child's grade level.
4. Find a skill to practice by doing one of the following:
5. Select a specific skill to practice from the list of skills. You can place your mouse over any skill to see a sample question and click on the link to begin.
6. Click on the Awards tab. Each grade level has an embedded game board with challenges for your child to conquer and virtual prizes to be uncovered. Place your mouse over any challenge to begin.
In addition to making math practice exciting, IXL is designed to help your child learn at his or her own pace. The website is adaptive and will adjust to your child's demonstrated ability level. The site also saves all of your child's results, so you can monitor your child's progress anytime by clicking on the Reports tab.
We hope you'll encourage your child to use IXL daily. Here's to a year of working together to make math fun for your child!
Mrs. Springswirth & Mr. Skalski
IXL Skill and Lesson Alignment
Follow the link below to find an interactive skill alignment between IXL and our Eureka math program.
We are excited to begin our new math program this year: Eureka Math. Please follow the link below to learn more about the program and how you can support your student at home.
Looking for some help with Eureka math homework? Visit embarc.online for video tutorials, parent tip sheets, and homework solutions to check your answers.
I’m excited to share that our class is using Zearn Math this school year. Zearn Math is a top-rated math curriculum that personalizes learning for each student. With Zearn Math, your child will learn and practice math concepts in two ways – Small Group Instruction with me and Independent Digital Lessons. By learning in these two rotations everyday, every student in our classroom will deeply learn the big ideas of math for our grade.
• While working through Independent Digital Lessons, your child will learn and practice new concepts at his/her own pace. Independent Digital Lessons include fun warm-ups to build math foundations, interactive videos to learn new concepts, paper and pencil work to transfer learning, and lots of supportive, precise, and personalized feedback.
• During Small Group Instruction with me, each student discusses their reasoning aloud, works with concrete objects to demonstrate their thinking, and receives feedback on their understanding. Teaching in a smaller group allows me to do an even a better job meeting the specific needs of your child. I encourage you to explore Zearn Math with your child to learn more. Use some of the discussion prompts below to build a dialogue that can continue all year!
Visit www.zearn.org and enter your child’s username and password Username: ____________
Here are some questions to ask your child to support their learning with Zearn Math!
• What did you discuss with your teacher and friends in math small group time?
• What concrete materials did you get to learn with in Small Group today?
• What are your favorite parts of a Digital Lesson?
• When you get a challenging problem, how do you work through it?
• How many Digital Lesson badges have you earned? Welcome to the new school year!