How I Use It
In my classroom, I use Prodigy as a Math center and my students love it. I love that it incorporates reading and story telling with basic math knowledge and practice. It is also nice that students can play online at school or at home. One thing that I thought might be better is if the kids got to pick the random numbers assigned for their username, just so that it may be easier for them to remember.
Overall, I think Prodigy Math is a great teaching tool. It reinforces what is being taught in class and also has questions that will refresh their memory with some basic questions. It does also keep the students involved with an interactive story line. If it were just math question after math question then I think some students would disengage. This actually feels like a video game that they would play at home, but with a bonus of reinforcing what they are learning at school. The only criticism I can give, I have already stated above, about letting them create their whole username so it is easier for them to remember, and for their friends to find them.