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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How to Use Prodigy to Fight Summer Learning Loss

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!

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A blog post about how to best use Prodigy when you don't have enough one-to-one devices in the classroom

How to Use Prodigy Effectively Without 1:1 Computer Access

I want to use Prodigy Maths 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 information and communications technology (ICT) — a reality you believe is negatively affecting pupil learning — there are still ways to use Prodigy Maths in your classroom!

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Elementary students sit at a long table, using devices such as tablets to complete an assessment.

How to use Prodigy for formative assessments

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!

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