What’s on your teacher wish list this holiday season?
If you want more ways to boost math practice and strengthen student skills, we’ve got a great surprise for you.
Winterfest — Prodigy’s annual winter festival — is here again! ❄️
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.
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.
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.
Nothing quite compares to that feeling of accomplishment at the end of every school year.
You tirelessly deliver skill-building content to students every day — and as the year wraps up, you get to see all your hard work paid off.
So, why do students seem underprepared when they return the following school year?
Summer learning loss studies have found students can lose more than a month of academic learning from the previous school year. What’s worse, this decline happens more in math skills than any other subject.
Luckily, kids can practice math on Prodigy all summer — preventing summer learning loss and possibly even improving their math skills!
I want to use Prodigy Math but don’t have a computer for every child in my class. How can I effectively implement technology in my classroom?
☝️ Despite technology becoming more ingrained in 21st century classrooms, this is a common concern many teachers share.
However, if you’re in a school with low supply of educational technology — a reality you believe is negatively affecting student learning — there are still ways to use Prodigy Math in your classroom!
Determining student comprehension as you teach facilitates effective instruction, but delivering and evaluating formative assessments can be a time drain.
To simplify this process, you can deliver formative assessments through Prodigy Math’s engaging game-based learning environment. And you’ll automatically track results within your teacher account!
Learning doesn’t always happen in a straight line.
That’s why spiral assessments are an enlightening way to track how much students understand and retain throughout the school year.
Did you know you can use Prodigy to deliver spiral assessments directly to your students while they play?