Prodigy Education, a pioneer in integrated game based learning solutions and a leading Canadian edtech player, today announced the winners of its 2nd edition of its Annual Tournament called ‘Round the World with Ed.’ The 5-weeks long Annual Tournament observed the participation of over 70,000 students, across 500 Prodigy Education partnered Schools in India. With the declaration of results, the spotlight was clearly on the state of Karnataka that performed well and scored the 1st rank in being the Champion School, Teacher Winner and Student categories.
Collectively in the all virtual competition, students solved over 5 million problems in 5 weeks from Grade 1-8. Aditi Public School in Bengaluru and Anikethana Vidya Mandira in Tumkur secured the first position and won laurels. The students and teachers were lauded with certificates and prizes like iPads, Tablets and Laptop. The objective behind the tournament was to provide an innovative platform for all three – schools, teachers and students to come together and have an enjoyable experience through the virtual playroom of the competition.
Congratulating the winners, Mahalakshmi Satish, Country Director, Prodigy Education said, “We believe that game-based learning can significantly increase engagement levels of students and provide better results. We launched the second edition of the tournament to showcase how students can fall in love with learning math. The overwhelming success of the tournament and the enthusiasm displayed by the students and teachers was a sheer delight for us to witness. The initiative was an attempt to enable teachers to make the learning experience enjoyable for students and keep them motivated, while having fun with their peers.”
As a part of the tournament, students had to practice math in the playroom of Prodigy Education where teachers had to set up assignments aligned to their curriculum to help Ed travel across 5 different countries in 5 weeks. The students who covered these destinations by answering the most number of Math questions won the game.
Prodigy Education was conceptualized to make Math learning fun and engaging for students. It is one such differentiated, game-based and adaptive platform which is currently helping 1st-8th grade Indian students master Mathematical skills. It empowers teachers through a curriculum-aligned learning tool that connects in-class learning to at-home math practice in a fun and engaging way. For school leaders, it eases the workload of teachers in preparing assignments and grading them, improves student performance in unit tests and exams and provides a dashboard for school leaders to track usage and assess progress. For Parents, it is a safe and secure platform for children to practice math skills in an action packed fantasy adventure.