Teacher Review for Prodigy

I love it! My students love it! Even the parents love it! Teaching math with Prodigy has absolutely been exciting. Prodigy makes it fun and competitive for students. As a teacher, I love it because it differentiates and my students just can't stop playing

Sr. Tho P.
Classroom teacher
Saint Anne School
Santa Ana, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
When I first started using Prodigy, it was simply a 10 minute sponge activity before my my math lesson (unassigned assignments). This is because it would calm my students down from chit chatting about other things besides math. Moreover, because it was differentiated learning according to what Prodigy had learned through their diagnostic test. Later on, I learned how to assign specific class assignments to all my students according to the class lesson of the day. With these assignments, I was able to record their results into my grade book. Now that I a bit more experienced with Prodigy. I use it for homework because I know they want to play it and would exceed the time required. Plus, I know they will try their very best to answer them correctly because they simply want to succeed and level up.
My Take
Prodigy is awesome! I like everything about it. My students really enjoys Prodigy; therefore, increasing their enjoyment of math. My students don't want to die so it encourages them to ask for help. It also offers helpful hints for students. Students are able to write directly on the screen (IPad) to solve the math problem. It has an automatic response to their answer, telling them whether or not they are doing it correctly. Therefore, not allowing them to pick up bad habits in solving math equations/problems. However, I don't like multiple choice options....unless they are for shapes. It makes it too easy for my students and then it becomes a guessing game or let's plug in all the answers to see what fits best. However, overall I still love it because my students love math and they love the challenge!