How I Use It
Prodigy is an activity that I can use daily. I have seen growth from every one of my students, and that is difficult to always be able to say with certainty. There are assignments that educators can use so that each student is practicing skills at their level along with skills that fit what their curriculum is teaching them. I assign students skills some days, quizzes on skills other days, and allow them to continue their placement test questions on others. I use it for entrance tickets on an old concept we will be building upon and I use it as an exit ticket for a skill taught to see if the real-life application was a success. I have used it in multiple ways and it never gets old.
Prodigy is a great review and motivational tool. There are light bulbs that pop up next to questions to remind students of how to solve the problem. It is not a stand-alone teaching tool without teacher engagement. Its purpose is to provide students with an engaging way to practice and master concepts and skills while keeping their attention.
My favorite part is being able to select skills for students based on need. This is the most comprehensive individualized math program I have seen that not only keeps my students' attention but encourages them to keep going as they want to battle each other and earn prizes for their character. I really enjoy the fact that it can be played at home. The majority of my students can not afford the option of becoming a member so that is the only drawback because the kids see amazing prizes for their character. I hope one day they will have surprise prizes where students all over could earn a Members only prize and it would work!
This program is a treat for my students and for me. I really like the reports that it provides so that I can see and share with my students their progress and skill areas to focus on. The excitement for this math program is unprecedented. We hold tournaments and work together to defeat the Titan and earn crystals. I am so thankful that this math program is available for my students.