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About Prodigy Education

We started life in 2011 as an undergraduate project. Today, our math game is loved by millions of students, parents and teachers across the world — and we're just getting started. Find out how Prodigy’s approach to fun game-based learning means kids no longer have to choose between homework and playtime.

Our mission is to help every student in the world love learning

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Prodigy harnesses the power of game-based learning

“Before Prodigy, we wondered why math practice couldn’t be as fun and engaging as a video game. We discovered that it could be by putting Motivation First!

Our innovative approach to game-based learning propelled Prodigy Math Game to become one of the most popular tools in North American classrooms. Millions of students use Prodigy to practice curriculum-aligned math skills — all while playing a game they love. We’ve also built tools for educators and parents to support their students' learning journey and motivate them.

We believe access to education is a human right and online learning should be a fun and safe experience. Because when you love what you do, you do it better.”

Alex Peters & Rohan Mahimker, Co-Founders & Co-CEOs

We make learning fun

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Prodigy Math Game

Build new math skills with our standards-aligned game, loved by millions of 1st to 8th grade students — and their teachers and parents — worldwide.

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Online Tutoring

All Prodigy Math Tutors are experienced classroom teachers who create customized learning plans and game assignments to ensure continuous learning.

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Reasons to choose Prodigy

We're accessible
Our freemium model ensures millions of students enjoy access to Prodigy Math Game and all 50,000 questions and 1,500 curriculum aligned skills at no cost. Over the past year, Prodigy Math Game was used by almost 500,000 teachers across North America completely free of charge.

We support learning outcomes
Prodigy combines learning with play to motivate students to practice, learn, and improve in math. We have several research studies indicating that use of Prodigy Math Game can correlate with academic and attitudinal outcomes.

We protect your data
Our freemium model, which is supported by optional memberships purchased by parents, means we are not reliant on third party advertising. We protect our users’ data and will never sell or lease it.

We're highly personalized
The algorithm of our math game adapts to your child’s learning pace, providing them with a unique learning experience. All of our online tutors are certified educators who use their expertise to help students learn math skills in a tailored way.

The power of digital game-based learning

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Prodigy can impact math enjoyment

A study found that students with extremely low enjoyment in math saw a significant, positive shift in their opinion towards math in just a few months.

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Prodigy can impact academic outcomes

In a study of students in California, those with high Prodigy use saw significantly greater improvement in CAASPP scores from 2018 to 2019 than the control group.

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Prodigy is rated highly by students

In an external study of four different types of math apps, the highest perceived learning value was the game-based app — Prodigy Math Game.

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Prodigy meets ESSA, Tier 3

Prodigy has met ESSA Tier 3 evidence in a correlational study by Johns Hopkins University Center for Research and Reform in Education.

Prodigy Math Game is one of North America's most popular classroom tools. Here's what educators have to say!

"What’s interesting is how much it's been used outside of school, not just inside the confines of the classroom... It's the students who want to do it. It's a motivating factor that the students love it."

Jennifer White

Math Specialist (Floyd County, GA)

"Often our students aren’t as confident in math. I’m happy that through the use of Prodigy and the support of teachers, confidence is increasing."

Vanessa Muhammad

Principal (Clayton, GA)

"Prodigy translates to a love of math. We’re using it because it’s adaptive, and students are working at their level in their zone of proximal development."

Erin Zmuda

Supervisor of Mathematics, K-8 (Clifton, NJ)

Awards and certifications

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