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How to Benchmark Student Progress Using Prodigy’s Test Prep Tool

Remote learning and COVID-19 have turned this school year upside down. One of the casualties? Standardized testing. 

Across the US, schools are closed and states have canceled their regular standardized tests. While controversial, there’s no denying that these tests are an important source of data for educators when it comes to student progress and achievement. 

As the school year comes to a close and you need to make some important decisions, you might be wondering:

  • What lessons should I prioritize while students learn online?
  • How should I determine if students are ready to move on to the next grade?
  • What concepts will I have to revisit in my classroom once students are back in school?

Good news! Prodigy’s revamped Test Prep tool gives you comprehensive data on the exact math concepts students have mastered, and where they still need more practice.

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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. And when students are learning online, it’s even harder to get them to engage with your lesson. 

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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Johns Hopkins University Study: 3 Things Parents Should Know

Imagine you need to send your child to a new school. Everyone around you is suggesting this one or that one, and sharing their reasons why.

After pondering their suggestions, you form an image in your head of the perfect school. One day, you’re driving down a street and catch a glimpse of what looks like that perfect school. But, would you enroll your child without:

  • Researching that school?
  • Getting to know some of the teaching staff?
  • Making sure the school can address any of your child’s needs?

Educational technology (EdTech) products have more in common with “the perfect school” than you might think.

Put simply: it looks and sounds great, but is it actually the best choice? That’s where “efficacy” comes in.

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4 Key Findings from Prodigy’s Johns Hopkins University Study

Imagine you’re in the market for a vehicle. Everyone around you is suggesting this car or that van, and sharing their reasons why.

After pondering their suggestions, you form an image in your head of the perfect car. One day, you drive past a dealership and catch a glimpse of that perfect car. But, would you buy it without:

  • A test-drive?
  • Getting an inspection?
  • Looking at the car’s history?

Educational technology (EdTech) products have more in common with “the perfect car” than you might think. They’re often described with the equivalent appeal of the greatest car.

Put simply: it looks and sounds great, but does it actually work? Enter “efficacy”.

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Prodigy Ranks Highest for Math Apps That Support Learning [STUDY]

Do educators in your building(s) use mathematics apps?

How effective are they in helping primary school students learn?

Is it worth using math apps at all and, if so, what types should you use?

To answer some of those questions, researchers Robin Kay and Jae Yeon Kwak reviewed the relevant literature published from 2005 to 2017.

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How to Make the Most of Pumpkinfest ’19 in Your Classroom

Teaching important math concepts to set students up for a successful year becomes much easier when they’re engaged with what they’re learning. 

Luckily, you can boost engagement during October with Pumpkinfest — Prodigy’s annual in-game fall festival!

This exclusive event begins Oct. 1, and lasts all month. Pumpkinfest has tons of fun features to entice players, which means you can ensure lots of curriculum-aligned math practice. 

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Prodigy Success Story: How Two Teachers Transformed Maths

Prodigy Success Story: How Two Teachers Transformed Maths

The hurdles

Significant funding cuts, a shortage of 1,000 computing and 1,850 maths teachers, limited access to functional devices, average class sizes of 36 pupils: this is the stressful reality in which educators in state schools across England — and the UK — live. What’s more, they face the ever-present challenge of motivating and providing differentiated instruction for maths pupils.

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