Prodigy 2019: Looking Back, Looking Forward [Year in Review]

2019 was an amazing year! And guess what? It was all thanks to you — our inspiring Prodigy educators — and the students you tirelessly help to love learning math.

That’s why we made big updates to your Dashboard, and continue to release new pets, special items and fun festivals. Now, we want to remember 2019 together with you, as one big Prodigy family.

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5 Parenting Styles: What Works, What Doesn’t [FIND YOURS!]

Parenting is an amazing responsibility, but being an amazing parent is not easy. Let that sink in… Parenting styles can be a touchy topic, but every parent needs to decide what’s important to them and find the parenting style best suited to helping their children grow.

In the words of 32nd U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt: “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”

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Teach Math With Prodigy: Effective & Interactive Math Learning

From implementing traditional methods of teaching to adopting new and improved game-based learning as an interactive approach, the education system has evolved a lot over the past decade. In fact, according to a survey conducted by The Joan Ganz Cooney Center, more than 74% of teachers from KG to 8th grade have reported using some sort of digital game for teaching and instructing students in their classroom.
(Source: Level up learning: A national survey on teaching with digital games)

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Teacher Gifts: Prodigy’s Holiday Guide [Top 25 Survey Results]

Your child’s teacher deserves a great gift this holiday season. 

But when wedged between all your holiday errands and your busy schedule, planning teacher gifts can be overwhelming — and can become even worse when you’re trying to get something they’ll actually love.

So what kind of gifts do teachers want?

We surveyed close to 300 teachers about what they want most this year, asking the following questions:

  1. What gift would you like to receive this year from parents?
  2. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received from a student? 

We used the answers to come up with a list of 25 teacher gifts ideas to help you find the perfect present with ease!

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Prodigy Winterfest

Winterfest: What to Expect from Our Exciting Winter Event

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Prodigy players everywhere. 

Our 4th annual Winterfest is coming to town! 

Lamplight Town is officially becoming a winter wonderland all December for this fun-filled festival. 

This means all month, players can go on winter adventures that will bring more math practice to the holidays.

Here’s what to expect from Winterfest this year.

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11 Best Online Tutoring Websites for K12 in 2020 [NEW]

Could your child benefit from extra one-on-one support? Does your child have a negative attitude toward learning and school? Would you like them to improve their academic performance? Do you feel unable to help your child with homework?

There are many reasons why parents like you are considering online tutoring websites for their children. And it’s perfectly okay, because a “one size fits all” approach to education simply doesn’t exist.

Using an online tutoring website is not only convenient. It also helps:

  • Boost children’s confidence
  • Personalize their learning experience
  • Increase their skills, comprehension, scores and grades

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5 Tricks To Help Improve Your Students’ Mental Math Ability

As students progress in their academics, their ability to mentally calculate math sums and solve problems improves. From calculating simple addition and subtraction to remembering the square root of integers, mental math comprises of specific learning techniques that help students solve math problems quickly.

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4 Classroom Activities For Students To Learn Algebra [+ Downloadable Worksheets For Class]

As students master primary mathematical concepts and advance to a new proficiency level, they are introduced to topics like algebra, geometry, and calculus in school. Diving into these new set of topics can be challenging for students as they require logical reasoning and problem-solving skills for the same.

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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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