Teacher Review for Prodigy

As a mom, I worry about it labeling kiddos in second grade as emerald (or doing 4th grade math). Many of the tasks are closed computation tasks that do not build conceptual understanding.

Melisa P.
Classroom teacher
Webster Central School District
Webster, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Practice
How I Use It
Kiddos used it as homework or as an independent practice when they finished work.
My Take
I worry that it is acceleration students into grade level math they may not be developmentally ready for. There are not great instructional tools for them to support them as they work through tasks. I do like that there are models and tools they can use to complete each problem, but the tasks are closed computational tasks so the tools don't always match.