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:

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

Prodigy is loved by more than 1.5 million teachers and 50 million students worldwideAnd more than 3 million parents  like you use Prodigy to make math fun for their kids!

With 1,400+ curriculum-aligned math skills for 1st to 8th grade, it’s much more than a game. Prodigy is an engaging 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 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 grades will improve.


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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 questions correctly.

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 increase 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!

Create or log in to your free parent account to set a goal for your child!

Value of Memberships

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

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

Prodigy members tend to learn more compared to non-members

Check out what teachers have to say about Premium Memberships!

I have seen many students improve their understanding of math concepts after reviewing the skills on Prodigy. My students who have the privilege of being able to access Prodigy at home show even more growth.
Susan Phillips
2nd grade teacher
Miamisburg City Schools

Students are very motivated to do math with the use of Prodigy. They’re actually excited by the choice to have homework… Parents have recognized the improvement Prodigy has had for their children and have purchased Memberships to give their children more opportunities to practice math.
Shannon Hunt
Middle school teacher
Russell Independent Schools

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 teacher
Odessa Upper Elementary

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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!

2 thoughts on “A Parent’s Guide to Prodigy: Goals, Reports, Memberships

  1. Hello
    I am wondering if there is a way to have prodigy ask more of the questions my child is struggling with ie money time telling and word problems? Instead of the things she is doing great at

    1. Hi Jessica, thank you so much for reaching out. I talked to two teachers at Prodigy, Krystin and Diana, who actually help create some of the questions in the game to help answer. The fact that you’re involved in your child’s education is awesome and we encourage you to keep encouraging your child to keep practicing!

      Prodigy uses an adaptive algorithm that recognizes when your child is mastering a math skill or requires more practice. So if your child is finding money questions challenging, Prodigy will deliver double-digit addition/subtraction, for example (which is a pre-requisite for a money skill that your child may not have been able to master on the first encounter).

      If your child plays Prodigy at school, you can tell their teacher about the areas you noticed they need more practice in. That way, the teacher can create a Plan or Assignment for your child that focuses on the math skills you mentioned above.

      In your Parent Account, you can set goals for your child to motivate them to keep practicing math and provide an opportunity for those questions related to money, time-telling and word problems to come up again.

      I hope that helps, Jessica.

      P.S. I’ll include a couple of links that you may find helpful below!

      For you: https://www.prodigygame.com/blog/goals-rewards-tool/
      For your child’s teacher: https://prodigygame.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/217374726-Assignments-Plans-and-Test-Preps

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