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Prodigy offers research-based games to make curriculum-aligned learning fun and engaging. Game-based learning means that teachers and parents can help students love learning.

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Prodigy Math - A research-based, standards-aligned math practice tool

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How Prodigy creates math content

The team of Education Specialists who create the math content are former educators.

Together, they regularly create content — researching learning standards and building content down into bite-sized skills that students can practice on their way to master learning.

Using their experience as classroom educators, they develop question hints and video lessons to ensure students receive accessible and appropriate scaffolding and content rigor.

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Prodigy covers hundreds of math skills

Prodigy offers 1,500+ math skills ranging from first- to third-level DOK. On the lower end, students practice fluency and knowledge of basic concepts and routine procedures. On the higher end, they interpret and understand what the question is asking.

Educators and parents can use Prodigy as they work to support learners' understanding of the underlying math principles to ensure students don’t just grasp new knowledge — but learn to apply it, too.

Prodigy English - Built on research-based principles from the ground up

When it came time for Prodigy to design a second game, it came naturally for us to take a research-first approach. Starting with the Language and Reading threads within Common Core standards, Prodigy English is powered by the idea that digital games help students learn content and also increase their motivation.

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Data-driven, evidence-based

Prodigy ranks #1 for perceived learning value

This app provided a sufficiently challenging learning environment, positive feedback and rewards, friendly competition among students, adjusted questions based on student skill-level and constructive feedback.

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Certain students reported twice the level of math enjoyment

On average, students who cited low math enjoyment when they started using Prodigy Math saw their level of math enjoyment double in just a few months.

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5x greater improvement with lots of Prodigy Math use

Year-over-year change in CAASPP scores was 5X greater for students with high Prodigy Math Game use.

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In-game question accuracy correlated positively to test performance

Students with 10% higher response accuracy on questions within Prodigy Math was associated with 3.7% higher test scores.

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68% more math skills mastered per month, on average in one school district

Students at Clifton Public Schools in New Jersey completed 68% more math skills (on average) on Prodigy Math in 2019-20 than in 2018-19.

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15% higher median standardized test scores

In 3rd grade, high-usage economically disadvantaged students have a 15% higher median STAAR score than the low-usage group.

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Here's what teachers are saying

"Students are most confident because of the extra practice they received with Prodigy. My students typically score higher than others on district screeners and math benchmarks because I am able to individualize and differentiate instruction using the Prodigy reports."

Kimberly Martin

Math Interventionist and 2nd Grade Teacher, Wisconsin

"I've seen a 45% increase in my standardized testing scores thanks to playing at least 25 minutes a day in Prodigy. The bulk of their Prodigy time is in the morning when their mind is still fresh for learning and it also helps them get settled in for the rest of the day's learning."

Clayton Carr

3rd Grade Teacher, Indiana

"Struggling students love Prodigy. They think they're playing a game, but in reality, they are learning and practicing. Some of my heaviest users of Prodigy have become my best students. There is a positive correlation between Prodigy usage and student performance."

Jezer Urena

4th Grade Teacher, Texas

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