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Resources to help you make the most of your Sumdog account.

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Back to school

It’s never to early to start thinking about back to school!

Make the start of the new school year easier by getting some of that admin out of the way now, and find out how to get the new year off to a flying start.

Getting Started

Guides to get started engaging your students with Sumdog and tracking their progress.


Welcome to Sumdog! Now you’ve signed up, follow these simple steps to get started using Sumdog with your class.

When your students first use Sumdog they will automatically take a diagnostic test to place them at the right level. This guide will help ensure you get the correct results.

Engaging Parents

Sumdog can be used on any device, at home as well as in school, which makes it ideal for homework. It also gives parents and guardians an opportunity to engage in their child’s learning, and they can even sign up for free parent accounts to keep in touch with their child’s activity.

This leaflet explains everything parents need to know about Sumdog. Send it home to help parents engage with their child’s learning.

If you want to host an information session for parents and guardians to learn about Sumdog, post this poster in your school to invite them.

If you’re hosting a parent information session, you can use this PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate how and why to use Sumdog with their child.

Teaching with Sumdog

Discover ways to fit Sumdog into your classroom, from consolidating skills to preparing for standardized testing.

Get our tips on using Sumdog to beat the summer slide and stop learning loss over the long break.

Experienced teacher Andy Parker-Bruce shows how he incorporates Sumdog into his teaching to ensure his students are on track.

Sumdog provides an ideal way for students to practice for standardized tests in a fun environment.

Sumdog can fit into your everyday teaching using mastery learning principles and automatically differentiated practice.

Find out how to practice, assess and target the tables with Sumdog, in a fun yet effective environment.

Your students love Sumdog. Here’s how you can use that engagement for targeted and effective interventions.

Your students can log into Sumdog from any device. Set homework that they will be excited to do, and that you don’t have to mark!

Fun and Rewards

Celebrate contests and achievements with our printables!

Have your students answered lots of questions, had top accuracy or completed all their Sumdog homework? Reward them with this printable certificate.

Track your students effort and progress on Sumdog with this printable classroom poster! You could track accuracy, questions, homework or anything else!

Taking part in one of our free contests? Print this poster and put it on your noticeboard to encourage students and colleagues to join in the fun!

Closing the achievement gap

Sumdog’s mission is to close the achievement gap and help all children reach their full potential.

Your guide to how Sumdog can be used by Title I schools. Get buy-in from your colleagues or principal.