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The 6 Types of Assessment [+ How to Use Them]

How do you use the different types of assessment in your classroom to promote student learning?

Most students don’t like tests. Testing can contribute to math anxiety for many students. Assessments can be difficult to structure properly and time-consuming to grade. And as a teacher, you know that student progress is so much more than a number on a report card. 

But there’s so much more to assessments than delivering an end-of-unit exam or prepping for a standardized test. As mathematics educator Marylin Burns puts it:

“Making assessment an integral part of daily mathematics instruction is a challenge. It requires planning specific ways to use assignments and discussions to discover what students do and do not understand…The insights we gain by making assessment a regular part of instruction enable us to meet the needs of the students who are eager for more challenges and to provide intervention for those who are struggling.”


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What Is Project Based Learning? 10 Best PBL Ideas to Boost Outcomes

For some teachers, project-based learning (PBL) is classroom bliss.

Students work together to investigate an authentic and nuanced problem. They build curriculum-aligned skills in the process. They’re rewarded with enhanced communication and problem-solving skills.

But organizing and running suitable PBL activities isn’t always easy, as the pedagogy is surrounded by debate and takes form in a range of exercises.


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How Prodigy Supports Children Through Online Learning During Lockdown

The global situation and developments surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak has become a major concern for everyone around the world. This unprecedented situation has also left most parents worried about their children. Especially when it comes to their education, parents are confused as to how to proceed with their child’s daily routine and learning when schools remain closed for the foreseeable future due to lockdown.


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8 Proven Ways to Overcome Teacher Burnout and Love Teaching Again

Your phone alarm failed to go off on time, so you scramble out the door and forget your lunch in the process.

Arriving after the morning bell has already rung, you rush into your classroom and scramble to set up today’s lesson. Students are distracted and the funny, engaging video you hoped would capture their interest keeps freezing. 

During lunch, you receive a reminder from the principal about those IEPs you completely forgot about. 

You pack your things and head home, where you quickly eat and grade assignments until you fall into bed. 

If this scenario sounds familiar, you might be struggling with teacher burnout.


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How to Boost Student Success with the New Crystal Caverns Adventure!

Every journey starts with an adventure.

Introducing Prodigy’s first one ever — Crystal Caverns! 💎

Teachers, we have a very exciting announcement for you and your students: 

Starting April 30, your students can embark on a journey that pushes engagement to new heights and presents new ways to promote positive attitudes towards math.

The brand new and first of many Crystal Caverns adventure takes players through fun quests with tons of new in-game features, challenges and rewards. 


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Remote Learning: 6 Best Ways to Engage Your Students [from Teachers!]

Keeping students on task and excited about learning can take all your best classroom management strategies — even when you’re delivering instruction face-to-face. 

With many schools closing their doors indefinitely, teachers across the country have had to adapt at lightspeed and implement remote learning strategies.

While remote learning isn’t a perfect substitute for in-class instruction, there are lots of ways to keep students engaged while they’re learning from home. 


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Learn at Home: How Prodigy Is Helping Students Learn During COVID-19

Concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and school closures have schools and families quite overwhelmed right now to say the least. As parents and educators ourselves, we can imagine how stressful life can be in these uncertain times.

But just because schools are closed, it doesn’t mean your students have to stop learning.


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