A Parent’s Guide to Prodigy: Goals, Reports, Memberships

Congratulations! You’re now part of the most engaging math platform in the world.

Soon, you’ll start hearing your child rave about levelling up, casting spells, defeating monsters, catching pets, earning badges, and it may sound somewhat confusing.

But have no fear. It’s all part of the curriculum-aligned, fantasy-inspired adventure that’s boosting children’s confidence and improving math skills!

As a new Prodigy parent, there are some exciting perks we cover for you below:

What’s Prodigy and why should you encourage your child to play?

Ed and daughter in front of school

Prodigy is a curriculum-aligned math platform used by more than one million teachers and 50 million students worldwide.

And more than 3 million parents  like you use Prodigy to make math fun for their kids!

With over 1,300 math skills for 1st to 8th grade, it’s much more than a game. Prodigy is a game-based learning platform that’s dedicated to improving students’ academic achievements in math.

Research suggests Prodigy can increase math scores and effectively supplement student growth:

  • Compared to Inactive schools — ones that didn’t use Prodigy — we found evidence that Active and High-Usage schools achieved 3.0% and 11.6% improvements in 3rd grade EQAO test scores (via 2014 case study)
  • In contrast to 2015 scores, there was a correlation between schools who played Prodigy the most and students who passed both Satisfactory and Advanced benchmarks on the STAAR math exams by 13.6% and 12.5% respectively (via 2016 2016 case study)
  • After analyzing 171 schools’ STAAR exam test scores, we found evidence that 119 schools enrolled in Prodigy saw an average increase of 12.39 points (via 2018 case study)

The more students use Prodigy at school — and at home — the more their understanding will deepen,  skillset will grow, and marks will improve.

Value of Goals

example what the Goals widget looks like

Use Prodigy to set learning goals for your child to complete. For example, you can set a goal of answering 20 correct answers.

And upon completing that goal, you can send them an in-game reward for their achievement!

But, why should you set goals for your children?

In a 2017 study published in the Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, researchers found:

Parental involvement provides an important opportunity for schools to enrich current school programmes by bringing parents into the educational process. Increased parental involvement has been shown to result in increased student success, enhanced parent and teacher satisfaction, and improved school climate.

Psychologists Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham’s research has also linked setting goals with motivation, self-confidence, and autonomy.

Regularly giving your child incentivized goals will:

  1. Get them in the habit of answering math questions
  2. Motivate them to answer more and more questions

In short, the combination of parent involvement and healthy goal-setting with your child can drastically increase their ability to succeed in school and beyond.

Ready to empower the next generation? Here’s how to use Prodigy to improve your child’s math skills!

Oh — and the more questions your child answers, the more data Prodigy receives — which is important for parents as you’ll see below.

Value of Reports

Screenshot of a child's report card in Prodigy's parent account

Each minute your child plays Prodigy, all their math progress is tracked.

Enter the Parent Dashboard, the place where you’ll gain access to clear and concise visual reports such as:

  • Curriculum Coverage — See how your child is progressing through each topic in the curriculum.
  • Curriculum Progress — Check the percentage of content they’ve completed in each grade.
  • Questions Answered — Discover how many questions your child answers at home and at school every week.
  • Grade Level — Find out which grade level your child is working at, or if they’re still working through the Placement Test.
  • Recent Activity — Stay up-to-date on the content your child is currently working on.
  • Goal Progress — Set or review goals you’ve set for your child.
  • Report Card — Access a monthly report card that illustrates how your child is performing in Prodigy, where they’re excelling, and where they need more practice.

We highly encourage you to visit your parent dashboard weekly to know how your child is progressing, where they could use more practice, and when to celebrate academic successes!

Value of Memberships

Did you know that compared to non-Members, Prodigy Members answer more questions and master more Prodigy skills?

Prodigy members tend to learn more compared to non-members

Keeping in line with our mission to help every child love learning math, access to all education content will always be free.

However, your child will spend more time practicing math with the help of the following member features:

  • Monthly gift box with exclusive items
  • Access to exclusive gear
  • Level up 50% faster
  • Ride an exclusive cloud mount
  • Unlock special treasure chests
  • Catch all 100+ pets
  • Customize your character with unique styles
  • Extra prize wheel spins each day
  • Unique buddy pets

Check out what other Prodigy users are saying:

I recommend Prodigy! I’ve had so many more students playing from home since they got their memberships, it’s crazy. And the total number of questions answered has skyrocketed. Our overall high score used to top out in the low 100s… It’s in the upper 400s right now! I wish I could give them memberships for the rest of the year!
— Crystal Babb, 4th Grade, Odessa Upper Elementary


>Create or log in to your parent account on Prodigy – a free, game-based learning platform for math that’s easy to use for parents and students. Effective and engaging, Prodigy is loved by more than one million teachersthree million parents and 50 million students. 👪

Jordan Nisbet

Jordan crafts content for Prodigy — and wishes the game existed when he was in school. He's interested in education and passionate about helping build up the next generation!

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