How to Pre-teach and Boost Student Achievement with Prodigy

Every student has varied strengths and learns at a different pace. So how do you make sure they each have the support they need, while also providing multiple points of entry into the lesson?

Pre-teaching helps teachers support students on a new concept before the lesson starts. Students have the chance to brush up on prerequisite skills or get a “sneak peek” of a new lesson. (more…)

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How to Use Prodigy Data to Guide Daily Instruction

Prodigy engages your students and motivates them to learn, but did you know it can also support your teaching and help you create meaningful lesson plans?

There are tons of benefits of having a Prodigy teacher account. Use the data to see how your students are progressing through their in-game math practice and get the most out of Prodigy. 

Keep reading for an overview of Prodigy reports and all the awesome data you’ll get from each one!


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How to Align Your In-Class Lessons Using Prodigy [4 Ways]

You’ve heard it all before… I hate math. Math is boring. I’m not good at math.

Some days it seems like nothing could possibly reverse students’ negative attitudes toward math.

That’s why it’s important to choose a math platform that fosters a fun and positive learning environment.

If you use Prodigy, you’ve seen the power it has to ignite students’ love for learning math! Both teachers and students agree that Prodigy is one of the most — if not the most — engaging game-based learning platforms.

Here’s a small taste of what teachers just like you think!


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How to Use Prodigy in Your Everyday Teaching Strategies

Wizards and duels and pets, oh my! When Prodigy’s on the table, you can bet students are champing at the bit to play.

While using Prodigy, teachers like you have witnessed:

  • Math anxiety decrease
  • Math confidence increase
  • Engagement levels increase
  • Math skills mastery increase
  • Test scores and grades increase

In short, your students have truly experienced a love for learning math. All thanks to you using Prodigy in class.

In this blog, you’ll learn how to use Prodigy with the following teaching strategies.

Curious about a specific strategy? Tap one to skip to it!


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How to Use Prodigy as an Engaging Station Rotation Activity

Station rotations are a tried-and-true blended learning technique for classrooms with limited technology. Students receive all the benefits of technology-based learning, and teachers don’t need to source devices for every student. 

Other benefits of using stations in your classroom include: 

  • Student independence and ownership of various tasks
  • Opportunities for small group instruction and student collaboration
  • The chance for students to stay actively engaged and facilitate their own learning 
  • Easy differentiation and multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate understanding

You can teach from home while your students learn from home. Take advantage of your Assessments tool to create Plans, Assignments and Test Preps. Delivering curriculum-aligned math content will help your students keep pace and stay engaged.

Using online, offline and small-group instruction, station rotations keep students engaged in learning.

Stations have many benefits, but how do you make sure that the content your students receive at each station is differentiated to meet the needs of your learners? And how do you know if it’s working?

Prodigy is an online math tool that you can use in your station rotation activity! In under five minutes you can set up an effective, engaging online math station that delivers custom assignments to your students and provides you with a clear picture of student achievement and understanding.


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7 Fun Ways to Engage & Reward Students with Prodigy

As a teacher, you’re always thinking of new ways to motivate students in the classroom. After all, when students are engaged and excited about what they’re learning, that’s when the magic happens! 

Prodigy makes math learning fun by turning it into an adventure, filled with exciting pets, epic quests and amazing in-game rewards. 

We’ve put together a list of next-level tips and tricks to show you how Prodigy can engage students and reward them for good behavior or classroom achievement. (more…)

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How to Use Prodigy to Prep for Standardized Tests [UPDATE]

Can game-based learning improve standardized test scores? Yes!

One study found that schools using Prodigy saw an 11.6% improvement on standardized test scores.

Another found that schools using Prodigy saw an average improvement of 12.39 points on their standardized test scores — double the improvement seen in schools that did not use Prodigy.

If you already know about Prodigy’s efficacy, jump down to the how-to section and start prepping!

You can teach from home while your students learn from home. Take advantage of your Assessments tool to create Plans, Assignments and Test Preps. Delivering curriculum-aligned math content will help your students keep pace and stay engaged.

New research shows the effectiveness of Prodigy’s Test Preps!


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How to Support Your Child’s Learning Progress with Prodigy

As a parent, you probably know how important it is to get involved in your child’s education

But with limited time in your schedule, how can you actively support your child’s learning progress and ensure they have everything they need to learn, grow and build new skills? 

If your child loves playing Prodigy, we’ve got the answer for you!

We’ll show you how to use your Prodigy Parent Account to support your child’s math learning journey and boost their potential — in school and beyond.

Check out the 5 easy steps to support your child’s learning progress below!


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