Teacher Review for Prodigy

Found this last year and students begged to use it. Math practice that students love, what's there not to like.

Mikol A.
Classroom teacher
Majestic Elementary
West Jordan, United States
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My Grades 3
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I use this product in my classroom to extend the thinking of my students. After I have taught a particular concept I then have students work on Prodigy. Prodigy allows my students to see the same content another way and expands their thinking about the current concept. Students do sometimes get so involved it is hard to get them to stop. I have the ability to assign tests, content and testing practice for the end of the year tests. I assign content that acts as a review of the class instruction.
My Take
I believe that this tool could be a great supplemental tool to your math teaching. It can easily though become a mindless time filler if the teacher is not actively using the planning feature provided to the teacher. I really enjoy the planning feature that allows me to dictate what students are practicing as they work with prodigy. I also like the weekly email reports and how they tell me who is using it and how students are doing with the current assignment. I can also go into the different assessments and look deeper into the questions and what are the mistakes my students are making and then adjust my teaching to fill those gaps that they might have in their learning.