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What is Sumdog Maths?

Sumdog uses games-based adaptive learning to build fluency and boost confidence and engagement in maths 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 student 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 Sumdog maths 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.

Educational Impact

build student knowledge
85%
improve teaching efficiency
85%
reduce teacher workload
83%
improve attainment
79%
reduce attainment gap
65%

Additional evidence

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
Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16
FeaturesPersonalised PracticeBuild FluencyLow-stakes TestsMultiplication Tables Check Replica Times TablesAdaptive LearningContestsHomeworkAdaptive PracticeDiagnostic AssessmentIdentify GapsMonitor ProgressInstant Rewards And Feedback
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. You can upload all your classes in a single sync with Wonde or Clever integration or simply upload your class spreadsheets.

TrainingIn PersonLive 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. Plus new online PD courses you can access anytime to help get the most out of the platform, included in every subscription.

SupportEmailFAQs/ForumKnowledge BasePhone Support

We have helpful guides, FAQs and walkthrough videos 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.

View home learning page

Parents can subscribe to Sumdog Family which can be used as standalone or linked to a child's school account.

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Sumdog Maths pricing starts from £4.2 / per-pupil

Class, year group/grade and school subscriptions available from just £4.20 per pupil, per year. Multi-year discounts available.

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Sumdog Maths Reviews

4.8 out of 5

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Sumdog Maths has collected 8 reviews in the past 6 months

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Jane

teacher

Sandwick Junior High School, Scotland

Used Sumdog Maths weekly for 5 years+

Jul 2024

easy to use, helpful to be able to set diagnostic tests and activities. Pupils are motivated.

Jane found Sumdog Maths:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    was able to add the diagnostic test results to the evidence for levels achieved to next year teacher
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    pupils can be meaningfully engaged at their right level whilst teaching another group
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Mr Campbell

Class Teacher

Holytown Primary School & Nursery Class, Scotland

Used Sumdog Maths weekly for 5 years+

Jun 2024

It’s a great tool, specifically for homework and practice in class. The assessments at the appropriate levels are excellent for summative assessment too.

Reply from Sumdog Maths:Thank you for your review Mr Campbell - we're delighted to hear you're a fan of our assessments!
Mr Campbell found Sumdog Maths:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    It’s an excellent way to assign homework, assessments in class practice.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Appropriate challenge is always available and results can be collated and seen easily.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    When working on a Sumdog competition the attainment in class raises due to the repetition of skills and exposure to different types of questions paired to the pupils ability.
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    I think it is a great way to practice a skill and on occasion to extend learning or make links. But I don’t think it introduced new knowledge or learning.
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Christine

Mathematics Teacher

St. Francis Holy Ghost Catholic School, United States of America

Used Sumdog Maths occasionally for 5 years+

Jun 2024

SUMDOG is a fun and motivating format which easily allows all students to work at an appropriate level for their individual needs.

Reply from Sumdog Maths:Thanks so much for your review Christine, great to hear how your students use Sumdog over summer too!
Christine found Sumdog Maths:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I use SUMDOG as a quick & easy enrichment activity for my school's math club
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    I can use SUMDOG as an activity which meets the needs of both primary and middle school students in our school's math club.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students who participate in our SUMDOG activities over the summer are likely to return to school with their math fluency skills intact, where others frequently experience the "summer slide" in those skills.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Student questions while using SUMDOG help me to zero in on vocabulary and math topics I need to focus on with each individual.
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Lucy

Year 6 Teacher / Maths Leader

Rishton Methodist School, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Sumdog Maths daily for 5 years+

Apr 2024

My class love going on it, the competitions and the range of games.

Lucy found Sumdog Maths:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Setting assessments which are marked automatically saves times prepping homework
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Can target specific children on specific areas and difficulties, which means it's easier to reach all levels
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Overlearning maths skills through games
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Overlearning through maths games
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Jo

Deputy Headteacher

Used Sumdog Maths weekly for 1-2 years

Mar 2024

Easy to use, matches well to maths curriculum, pupil high interest levels, parental engagement

Jo found Sumdog Maths:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Easy to set homework, analyses pupil responses
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Matches curriculum
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Rapid recall of times tables
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Able to practise skills learned in class
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Phillip

Class teacher

Radipole Primary School, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Sumdog Maths weekly for 1-2 years

Mar 2024

A really fun, engaging, game-based way to practise maths skills. Our children enjoy playing, and it's easy for teachers to set work and see results.

Phillip found Sumdog Maths:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Tom

Principal

King's Way Christian Schools, United States of America

Used Sumdog Maths occasionally for 5 years+

Mar 2024

Great program, highly engaging, students enjoy using it. Good data for teachers.

Tom found Sumdog Maths:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Helps teachers set differentiated work.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Helps teachers assess a whole group at once.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Students make progress on their on pathway.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Covers CCSS
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Jonathan McCabe

Assistant Headteacher

Trinity St. Peter's CE Primary School, England

Used Sumdog Maths daily for 5 years+

Feb 2024

Reply from Sumdog Maths:Hello Jonathan, thanks so much for your review! It's great to hear how your class are using the platform to help revisist key concepts. Thanks again, Kirsty
Jonathan McCabe found Sumdog Maths:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    After our arithmetic work each morning, the children are engaged to complete their set questions to be able to move onto Sumdog for additional practice. Sumdog is often used at the end of Maths lessons or as Maths starters to enthuse the children too.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    It ensures no wasted time as it is such a valuable, worthwhile resource for children to access.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    It has sharpened our children’s Maths skills and ensured regular revisiting of key Maths concepts to ensure the children can practise these regularly in short bursts which aids their long term understanding.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    The children get short bursts of content from across the KS2 Maths curriculum. This allows them to revisit concepts regularly to boost the chances of them retaining the information on a long term basis.
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Rebecca

Teacher/ Computing and digital learning lead

Yew Tree Primary School, England

Used Sumdog Maths daily for 7–12 months

Nov 2023

When I used it, it was great and the children loved it as they were playing games but learning. Unfortunately, the cost meant we could no longer continue to use it.

Reply from Sumdog Maths:Thanks for taking the time to review us, Rebecca. We would love to help you continue using Sumdog. Cameron form the Sumdog team will be reaching out to you today to let you know about the different options we have to see if something could work for you. Thanks again! Kirsty
Rebecca found Sumdog Maths:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    It adapts learning to children's needs. Assessments are completed by children and marked.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Specific skills taught. Adapts to children's needs and identifies areas children are struggling.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    It adapts to children's attainment and helps them to practise hard skills. They earn rewards when completing a new skill.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    New skills are built upon and they get rewards when these are successfully achieved.
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Elaine Green

Teacher

Lochgelly High School, Scotland

Used Sumdog Maths and Spelling daily for 3-4 years

Feb 2023

Reply from Sumdog Maths:Hello Elaine, thanks so much for your review! We'd love to know how we can do even better. If you'd like to provide any further feedback please email kirsty.smith@sumdog.com Thanks, Kirsty.
Elaine Green found Sumdog Maths and Spelling:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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:
  • Does not significantly reduce 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: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: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
  • Does not significantly improve 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: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: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: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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