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What is Sumdog Maths and Spelling?

Sumdog uses games-based adaptive learning to build fluency and boost confidence and engagement in maths and spelling for children aged 5-14.

Through our award-winning app or web-version, Sumdog enables you to set targeted practice for individuals, classes or groups, to complement your teaching using more than 450,000 high-quality multiple choice questions, aligned to your curriculum. You can also assess and analyse pupil progress by using our ready-made maths tests mapped to the Ready-to-progress criteria, White Rose Maths Scheme of Learning for KS1/2 and NCETM Checkpoints for KS3 in England, the Curriculum for Excellence Benchmarks in Scotland and Common Core Standards in the US.

Students can play over 30 games and learn alongside each other, whilst working towards their own personalised goals, boosting their confidence and reducing any anxiety they might be feeling towards maths. They are rewarded for their achievements through collectable badges and coins for correct answers which they can spend on their own avatar, 3D house or garden - really boosting pupil engagement.

A recent study actually found that using Sumdog for 30 minutes a week almost doubled children’s maths fluency progress. It encourages regular practice, covers key maths skills and supports a maths mastery approach, using positive reinforcement to ensure pupils stay on task, learn more effectively, and are invested in their own success.

Students can also compete with schools across their country in regular regional and national contests.

Recommended Usage

A recent study found that using Sumdog for 30 minutes a week, in-class or at home, almost doubled children's fluency progress.

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Educational Impact

build student knowledge
88%
improve teaching efficiency
86%
reduce teacher workload
83%
improve attainment
78%

Case Studies

Jan 2020

Proven to significantly improve children's fluency

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Jan 2019

Meet the teacher: Jo Quince from Tennyson Road Primary, Luton UK

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Jan 2020

Sumdog Impact Report

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May 2018

Measuring the attainment gap (Scotland)

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Jul 2016

Effectiveness Study (US)

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Jul 2021

Hear from Sumdog schools: Tennyson Learning Community

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Jul 2021

Hear from Sumdog schools: Oasis Limeside Academy

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Jul 2021

Hear from Sumdog schools: Pontefract Academies Trust

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CompanyBusiness Name: Sumdog
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 1994
Website:
Twitter: @sumdog
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sumdog-ltd/
Phone: 0131 226 1511
Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16
FeaturesPersonalised PracticeBuild FluencyIdentify Strengths And GapsPowerful Adaptive SoftwareLow-stakes TestsOnline RewardsDiagnostic Tool With ReportingMultiplication Tables Check Replica Times TablesAdaptive LearningContests
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - Android

Can be accessed in school or at home via a computer, smartphone or tablet or through a web browser and our free app.

Set Up

It's quick and easy to get started. Simply create a free teacher account and either link to your school or set up a new one. You can upload all your classes in a single sync with Wonde or Clever integration or simply upload your class spreadsheets.

TrainingLive OnlineWebinarsDocumentationVideos

Free training webinars available on a range of topics to help all users make the most out of the platform. Looking to use Sumdog for homework? Want to set an assessment? The dedicated Sumdog training team host regular live webinars on a range of topics that can be accessed as a recording at a time that suits you.

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We have helpful guides, FAQs and walkthrough video to get you set up and making the most out of the platform. Our dedicated customer support team are always on hand to help by phone or email.

Home LearningParent Access

Parents can create the account.

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Parents can create family accounts to play alongside their children at home.

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Sumdog Maths and Spelling Pricing


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Sumdog Maths and Spelling pricing starts from £3.75 / per-pupil

Completely free to join and use with your school. You can also subscribe for 26 additional games, teacher tools and our assessment library from just £3.75 per pupil, per year.

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Sheila Paton

Teacher

Sandwick Junior High, Scotland

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling weekly for 3-4 years

Apr 2022

I am a fan - in fact I used it in Edinburgh and have recommended it and had it introduced in my current school where I am doing relief for them as they had no Maths Teacher. They are about to undergo an Inspection and I will be positive about Sumdog to HMIe

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Thanks for your review Sheila and for recommending us to your current school and HMie!
Sheila Paton found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Ready made assessment challenges and reports on progress
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    More able to focus on Teaching rather than crerating resources
  • Moderately improves attainment
    My previous authority in Edinburgh carried out a controlled study and found impact was positiv
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    I have explained to Students new concepts that I would not necessarily have covered with the year group but they are interested because they want to get the answer right on Sumdog - and it also offers immediate feedback which is helpful.
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Lynn English

Teacher

Thornton Primary School, Scotland

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling weekly for 5 years+

Apr 2022

Sumdog is a great teaching aid/resource which learners love using. It can be used in a differentiated way and it can be used to inform next steps.

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Hello Lynn, thanks for your review - we're glad you've found Sumdog easy to use and so useful as part of your teaching!
Lynn English found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Competitions and challenges give learners the opportunity to practise skills in a fun way. These are also very easy to set up. Assessments are easy to set up and give invaluable feedback.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Resources are at hand and are easy to access.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Learners want to do their best and try hard to improve their scores. The challenges give practise and the assessments show where difficulties lie.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Outcomes are broken down into specific skills which can then be concentrated on.
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Lisa Bowers

Teacher

inveraray, Scotland

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling daily for 3-4 years

Apr 2022

Love sumdog and kids do too

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Thanks for your review Lisa, we're delighted you love Sumdog!
Lisa Bowers found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    It can be used for groups to consolidate
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    As previous
  • Moderately improves attainment
    As previous
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Misty

Special Education Teacher

Homestead Elementary School, United States of America

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling weekly for 5 years+

Apr 2022

I have used Sumdog for a majority of my teaching career. Sumdog is engaging, even I love playing the games with my students. Other teachers, whom I have recommended the program to, are seeing student success with Sumdog.

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Hello Misty, thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate it and hope you continue using Sumdog for many more years to come!
Misty found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It provides individualized, differentiated work so I don't have to come up with something for each of my unique students.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    The data provided by Sumdog is second to none and it cuts down on the time I spend showing student progress.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    I have seen so much growth from so many students.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They get excited when they know something and 'beat' Sumdog.
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Lorna

Primary Teacher

Toronto Primary, Scotland

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling daily for 5 years+

Apr 2022

I love the programme

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Thanks for your review Lorna, we really appreciate it! Great to hear you've been using our assessments!
Lorna found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Means I can assess the understanding of the children. I can work with other groups when the children are using Sumdog to learn.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Quick to set up any assessments or skills to be covered.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Children can practice set skills and achieve
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Can revise skills
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Kathie Knouse

Teacher: Business, Computer, and Information Technology

Burgettstown Area Elementary, United States of America

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling daily for 5 years+

Apr 2022

I like Sumdog and all it offers. I wish I could afford a school-wide subscription to utilize more features.

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Thanks for your review Kathie. We'd obviously love to help you get access to our Premium features. Please let us know your info so we can see what we can do! https://www.sumdog.com/us/request-a-quote/
Kathie Knouse found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    It gives my students an enrichment activity to do when they finish early.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves attainment
    keeps students on task
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    helps students retain their skills
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Janet

2nd grade teacher

Venus Elementary School, United States of America

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling weekly for 1-2 years

Apr 2022

My students love it and always want to play

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:That's lovely to hear Janet, thanks for your review.
Janet found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I use it for morning work
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Gives me something to let them do while I am preparing attendence.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    It gives them practice over and over
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
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Gabriel Hawke

Deputy Principal

St Mary's School, New Zealand

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling weekly for 1-2 years

Apr 2022

Engaging, fun way of developing skills

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Thanks for your review Gabriel
Gabriel Hawke found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    great to be able to set challenges and competitions that students enjoy and engage with
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Assists with monitoring individual gaps in understanding.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students are taking more interest and responsibility for developing skills.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    knowledge is developing as students work.
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Anne Mahan

Tech/STEM teacher

Lulu M. Ross Elementary School, United States of America

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling occasionally for 5 years+

Apr 2022

Highly engaging with a focus on academics. Students love competing against each other!

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Thanks for your review Anne - our next regional contests wil be running from this month to June so we hope your students can enjoy competing in those!
Anne Mahan found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    teaching students user name and password. most websites we use are connected to Google (uploaded rosters)
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Unsure since I serve the entire student body. I use Sumdog to enforce tech standards.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    revisits concepts outside of the classroom and is not chronologically aligned to curriculum
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Lindeman

Tech Co-ordinator

Troy Christian Elementary School, United States of America

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling weekly for 5 years+

Apr 2022

I love that the students have fun playing against each other and against the world. They have fun using this program.

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:We really appreciate your review - thanks for taking the time and great that your students enjoy using the program!
Lindeman found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I use it as a reward and they have fun even though they are learning too.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    I don't have any.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    I do not have any.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They are using skills they know but also learning new skills.
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Tanya Rossi

Teacher

St. Louis School, United States of America

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling weekly for 5 years+

Apr 2022

I love it and the kids love it. They even go home and play!

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Thanks so much for your review Tammy - we love that and your students love Sumdog!
Tanya Rossi found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    If students finish early, practice on certain skills
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    It allows students to practice what they need when there is down time
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Reviewing skills needing review
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They remember learning on Sumdog and will mention it
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Shawn

Student

School, England

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling daily for 5 years+

Mar 2022

Shawn found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Alll
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    All
  • Not significantly improves attainment
    X
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    X
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Mike Bramah

Y6 and Maths Lead teacher

Northmoor Academy, England

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling weekly for 1-2 years

Jan 2022

The variety of games and the way they are integrated into the work set has seen excellent engagement from the children. The interface is extremely easy to use and accounts are managed/setup automatically. One flaw - that staff accounts cannot be managed manually so that temporary staff and teaching assistants can also be involved.

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Thanks for your review Mike, it's great to hear your staff and pupils are enjoying using Sumdog!
Mike Bramah found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It cuts marking time, identifies misconceptions and facilitates discussion about these through question level analyses on each teacher-set task.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    We have found it useful in the first instance to reinforce teaching, evaluate units of study and stretch higher attaining students. However, it could definitely be integrated in day-to-day teaching.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    We are not in a position to prove this yet, although the diagnostic is extremely accurate and reliable in assessing where the children are working in the National Curriculum.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Adele Key

Deputy headteacher & Year 6 teacher

Woodlea Primary School, England

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling weekly for 5 years+

Oct 2021

It's brilliant and highly motivating

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Thanks so much for your review Adele, so great to hear that it helps motivate your pupils!
Adele Key found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Able to set challenges to motivate children
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Means I don't plan all Maths lessons
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Lots of practise at skills that children struggle with
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Repetition element allows for more practice
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Sharron

Principal Teacher

Denholm Primary School, Scotland

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling weekly for 7–12 months

Aug 2021

We find sumdog to be an excellent resource for regular low stakes assessment, for reinforcing learning and for revisiting to ensure retention. Assessment and teacher resources are excellent and pupils love the games

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Hello Sharron, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you, your staff and pupils enjoy using Sumdog this new school year.
Sharron found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Enables us to access high quality materials to support our teaching without hours of prep.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Pupils are eager to continue at home which supports thrur learning and development
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Time spent on other things rather than assessment prep
  • Significantly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Regular high quality revision and recall of skills and knowledge
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Elleanor Forzani

Year 7 Maths Leader

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling weekly for 1-2 years

Jul 2021

The students love it. The competitions are great and each student's account is tailored to their ability.

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Thanks so much for your review!
Elleanor Forzani found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Having premade assessments to use
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Numeracy skills are improving amongst the lower attainers
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Can link homework with prior learning
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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rachel price

maths lead and class teacher

Used Sumdog Maths for 1-2 years

Jun 2021

easy to use. children love it and staff can use it easily. also children are more enthused

Reply from Sumdog Maths and Spelling:Hello Rachel, thanks so much for your review. It's great to hear that your pupils are enjoying using Sumdog!
rachel price found Sumdog Maths:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    fluency has improved
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    builds on learning that has been taught
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    analyses data
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Rebecca Thal

5th grade teacher

Beers Street School, United States

Used Sumdog Maths for 5 years+

Jun 2021

Year after year, my students are so engaged when using this platform. They are motivated to go on it on their own, without any prompting from me.

Rebecca Thal found Sumdog Maths:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    I not only use Sumdog to reinforce skills my students are currently working on, but I also use it to spiral back and review skills previously taught in the school year.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    I am able to personalize instruction and give different groups of students different skills to work on, depending on their individual needs.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Tell students and teachers which answers were correct and incorrect - in games and assessments.
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David

Teacher

Used Sumdog Maths for 5 years+

May 2021

A great way to practice number/calculation skills already taught and develop fluency.

David found Sumdog Maths:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Fluency with basic number facts
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Creating real life resources would take ages and not be as good, tailored to their individual needs or motivating as Sumdog.
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Li Clark

Office Admin Assistant

Homeschool, Scotland

Used Sumdog Maths for 1-2 years

Jan 2021

The game format helps engage interest in maths, and the layout of Sumdog is very user friendly

Li Clark found Sumdog Maths:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    My youngest son has struggled with times tables and the ability to practise in a game format has made him more engaged to learn and increased his ability to recall times tables
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    My eldest son has additional needs and the engagement from Sumdog has helped him prepare for qualification level work in school
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    It can reduce lesson planning and give more time to work with other pupils who require further help
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B

Parent

Primary, Scotland

Used Sumdog Maths for 7–12 months

Dec 2020

I really dislike Sumdog. The competitive nature and countdown is no use for children struggling or need extra time to get it. My child gets panicked and flustered which leads to wrong answers, not concentrating and knocks confidence as she “loses”. Very detrimental app

B found Sumdog Maths:
  • Not improves attainment
    For children who are struggling already the competitive nature and timer countdown knocks their confidence even more!
  • Not reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I would assume so as no additional work needs to be given just login to the app
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Sandra Lubchenko

Academically Gifted Teacher

Brooks Global Studies, United States

Used Sumdog Maths for Free at least 8, Paid 5 years at least

Sep 2020

Yes, I have used the program for years and found it works well for my gifted students. It is different from what they are doing in the regular classroom. The students love the national, state and county competitions and now that I can create my own it increases excitement. I think allowing the coin rewards makes it more interactive for teacher and student.

Sandra Lubchenko found Sumdog Maths:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    I use the tests to make sure my students understand and continue to practice key concepts at their grade level and beyond since I have gifted students. A great check on multiplication fact attainment. In remote, I pull up problems that many students got wrong to make sure they understand the concepts. Great for keeping community together, I keep on Microsoft Teams and my students friend each other and play the math games with each other. They can talk to each other during these times while learning math in their separate locations. Love the new diagnostic test feature, really helpful since we do not have any end of year test data, to see how student did with the skills over the summer. I saw areas my students needed more work on. I was able to do an early remote lesson on geometry and prime and composite numbers, concepts my students still had trouble with from Spring data.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    I find students who use it on a regular basis work hard on the tests and retain more concepts throughout the year. This is evident on the End of Year test data.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Not having to correct the test is so good. In the same class I can pull up students one on one to go through the test. Other students were allowed to play the games so it was a good time for this one to one instruction. Allowed me to fix errors students were making right there and show them how to do it correctly. I do wish I could see the answer they picked wrong, that would help in these one on ones.
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Kirstin

Teacher

St Sylvesters, Scotland

Used Sumdog Maths for 2weeks

May 2020

It is well set up and works well. The webinars are also very useful

Kirstin found Sumdog Maths:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    not yet
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    not yet
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    all set up with curricular links and engages the children.
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Lisa Hastie

Teacher/maths lead

Used Sumdog Maths for Over 5 years

Apr 2020

The site is easy to navigate by both pupils and teachers. There is so much assessment data which can be easily retrieved. The App is free which means children can easily access learning from home. Children enjoy the fun and competitive nature of the games and parents speak positively about their children’s engagement with maths when using Sumdog.

Lisa Hastie found Sumdog Maths:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    For children who play regularly it has had a positive impact on their recall of number facts and basic calculations.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    If children are targeted to practise certain skills on a regular basis the gap in attainment of that particular skill has been reduced.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    The tasks and assessments are very easy to set up. The marking is done for you and the results are clearly presented which does reduce some workload.
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Julia Fuller

Senior Leader

Used Sumdog Maths for 2 years

Apr 2020

Fun, engaging, easy to use.

Julia Fuller found Sumdog Maths:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Times tables fluency, general enjoyment of maths and learning through games.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    I haven't analysed data sufficiently to be able to answer this accurately.
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    It doesn't at the moment but I can see how it will if we use it to set assessments.
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