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Old 02-06-2018, 06:53 PM
 
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What can you tell me about this site? I have heard it's very engaging, but is it good for actually building math skills?

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All students I know who have used it have enjoyed it. That's just about the only pro I give it. If you can constantly monitor your students they could learn math standards through it if you had a lot of time to put into it or if they would use it at home. However, you wander a little city and fight monsters to solve math problems. There's a lot of wandering around finding something to fight or someone to fight. You only do math problems while fighting. I found students would play hide and seek or just generally goof around if not monitored closely. Students I worked with also figured out how to change their levels or used another account while you weren't looking. They would then set it to really low level problems to level up quickly. The load time on the game is also ridiculous and it often went down for us. The actual math problems are decent but getting students to take them seriously is hard.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:01 AM
 
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Sometimes I'll throw it into the math centers as a fun center, but I mostly use it as incentive i.e. "If you finish your math assignments/centers/independent work and you have nothing to correct, you can spend the last 10 minutes of math on Prodigy."
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Yes it is every engaging, but no it's not good for actually building math skills.

It's more of a 'fun' math thing to do.

My students are wild for it!
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