Prodigy Content Update: 95 New Skills Added!

We’re excited to be releasing 95 new skills today! On top of the new content, we’ve also introduced new question types and virtual manipulatives:

Calculator Skills – For only select questions that require students demonstrate an understanding of process rather than computation, we’re introducing a new calculator manipulative!

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Prodigy Game Update: Player vs. Player!

You asked for it and we’re pleased to announce the release of Player vs. Player battles! You can now challenge your friends to a math battle in Prodigy!

The Player vs. Player system allows Prodigy wizards from all over the world to battle each other! By clicking on a character, you can reveal their “player card”.

Using the player cards, you can:

Prodigy Player Card
Prodigy Player Card
  1. Challenge them to a battle
  2. See other players’ character name and level
  3. View what gear they currently have equipped
  4. View their statistics

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The 5 Best Math Channels on YouTube For Teachers and Students

Are you looking for some great math videos to supplement your math lessons? There are some awesome YouTube channels that make great teaching aids and blended learning resources. Without further ado, here are the top 5 math channels on YouTube:

  1. Mathademics – Short tutorials covering a range of elementary and middle school topics, with a heavy focus on fractions, geometry, and measurement.

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Prodigy Content Update: 100 New Math Skills Added!

Our education content team has continued to work hard adding new styles of questions to Prodigy! This morning we released 100 new skills spanning 3rd to 8th grade curricula. New styles of questions include being able to create a line plot, using input/output tables, and working with nets of 3D shapes. Be sure to check out our skills and assignment pages to see all of our new skills with a ‘New!’ notification.

 

5th grade – Create a line plot from a chart

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Prodigy Content Update: TEKS 7 & 8 + Improved Differentiation

Prodigy’s adaptive features just got better!

While your student or child is playing Prodigy, we’re adapting the material they receive in the background so the content is just right for them. We’ve significantly improved these background processes, which will:

  • Improve our placement test
  • Allow students to continually move upward based on their skill, removing grade caps after placement test
  • Increase the time between when a student fails out of a skill and when they re-encounter the skill
  • Prevent curriculum cross over
  • Prevent high number of questions in one skill
  • Significantly reduce the instances of repeated questions

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Refer a Friend, Earn a Free Membership!

What’s better than free, right?

We’re very excited to release a new way to share and enjoy Prodigy.

On your dashboard, you’ll find our new referral widget:

Using this widget you’ll be able to share your referral link with your friends and colleagues using Facebook,  Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

How it Works: 

When someone clicks your link to register for a parent or teacher account, every student account paired to that account will earn you a point.

For every 20 points you earn, you’ll receive a free 3-month Prodigy Premium Membership to assign to one of your students!

Please visit the referral page on your teacher dashboard and start sharing and earning free memberships today!

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Prodigy Content Update: 50 New Math Skills Added!

Today our education content team is pleased to add an additional 50 skills to the game across multiple grades (3-8) and curricula! These skills continue to allow students to demonstrate their learning and use manipulatives. Below is a sample of the skills released, but be sure to check out our skills page www.prodigygame.com/math to see a full list of our ‘New!’ skills (new skills have a blue ‘New!’ label beside them).

All of these skills are also available to you in our assignment tool on your teacher dashboard. Try creating an assignment using one of our new skills today!

 

3rd grade - Divide a whole circle into parts
3rd grade – Divide a whole circle into parts

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Prodigy Game Update: Firefly Forest

A lot of excitement comes with the start of a new school year and Prodigy is ready to get in on the fun.

Over the course of the school year, we will be releasing newly re-imagined and re-designed multi-screen zones. Beginning with the Firefly Forest, our new zones will feature:

  • Multiple maps per zone with a connecting and central hub.
  • New Quest lines requiring movement throughout the maps.
  • New Quest Styles requiring players to collect items from around the zone.
  • New NPCs
  • New “Healstones” replace the healers in the new zones. Healing now requires the answering of a math question but costs no gold.

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