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Pictured are the Somerset Elementary School students who reached the 2,000, 2,500, 3,000, 3,500, and 4,000 questions club in the IXL program. The students are (front, from the left) Emma Settem, Nathan Stanway, Tristen Otto, Nolan Harty, Xavier Roll and Carsten Roll; and (back row) Ellie Melvin, Kane Donnelly, Dylan Livingston, Malachy Driscoll and Caeden Kreibich. (Photo by Jordan Willi)

Students at Somerset Elementary recently reached a milestone of 45,000 math problems through the IXL website and program.

“The really cool part is that my students did all of the math problems on their own time, not in class!” said ementary/middle school gifted resource and enrichment teacher Kay Vater. “They are so motivated! We did celebrate with an ice cream party for all students who participated!”

According to IXL, its program is a “groundbreaking platform and curriculum for K–12 math education. As the world’s most comprehensive math practice program, IXL covers more than 3,500 distinct math topics in a progression from pre-kindergarten to high school. All questions—even word problems—are algorithmically generated, meaning that every question is unique, and students never see repeats no matter how long they practice.”

One of the main advantages for teachers is the depth in which the reports they get from the IXL program goes into each students scores.

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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