Teacher Review For Prodigy

Great way to get "math-phobe" and "math haters" to practice math skills

Beverly N.
Media specialist/librarian
Chamisa Elementary School
White Rock, NM
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 2
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use it as a math center. I use my Math MAPs scores to assign skills for them to practice or based on the day's whole group lesson. My class is registered so that I can see their progress and practice. I also use it as a free time activity. I am considering the ways to use it as a homework tool as well. It does not teach the skill, it only give them problems to solve but the problems resemble the PARCC problems so that they feel comfortable using the tools on the PARCC. It is not a teaching or assessment program but a practice program that the kids love!
My Take
As I am using the free to use part of the site, there are some limits. It does not given an placement test nor does it instruct. You can give the students a grade level skill set or you can assign specific skill sets. It resembles AR math but is more fun and easier to use.