Prodigy is a free maths gaming site designed to develop children’s maths skills through games. It is totally free to schools and children; they make their money from parental contributions in the form of extras, extra games, extra avatar goods etc. – see the image at the bottom of the page.
Prodigy also has a video tutorials page which helps you understand how to get it set up for the class.
The site also has free online training for teachers:
“Quick and interactive training on the following topics:
How to get started in under 5 minutes
How to use Prodigy’s reporting and assessment tools to differentiate and save time.
How 70,000 other teachers are using Prodigy to make math more fun.” (Prodigy)
- Free Admin and teacher training;
- A dedicated Success Manager to provide support;
- A dashboard with reports on student progress.
Prodigy claims to have a 75% more students reach pass levels; however, against what, it does not seem to say. It apparently doubles the average score improvement and 40% more students reach higher levels – wonderful claims! To do that it says:
Prodigy delivers these results by offering:
- “Comprehensive reports to educators. You’ll access data that illustrates growth, performance and engagement.
- Versatile content delivery options to teachers. Prodigy works for assessments, learning stations, lesson supplementation and more.
- Engaging, differentiated learning experiences to students. Many of them voluntarily play Prodigy for longer periods at home than at school.” (Prodigy)