Home Learning using Sumdog

Sumdog’s games engage children in personalized math, spelling and grammar practice. Sumdog is particularly helpful for parents facing multiple challenges.

Automatic free access to ALL of Sumdog

As a social business it’s our mission to support the ongoing education of children, so we are providing teachers and their students:

  • AUTOMATIC free access to all of Sumdog Math, Spelling & Grammar for the duration of your closure, up until the start of the summer vacation
  • We ask that existing subscribers renew on their normal renewal date if possible

Support available for all teachers

Our enlarged support team is here to support you during these challenging times:

Sign up for Sumdog

Sign up for a free teacher account today, and see how Sumdog can help you consolidate learning during school closures.

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Information for parents

Need to explain Sumdog to parents?

Download and share our flyer to help them understand a little more about how Sumdog works, and how you will be using it to continue their child's education during a closure.

Download parent flyer

5 ways to support home learning

Sumdog is able to help support distance learning and home study, so you can maintain educational continuity, consolidate existing knowledge, maintain skills fluency and keep pupils engaged in learning outside of the classroom.

1. Adaptive math practice

School closures often result in more screen time for children, Sumdog helps ensure that screen time offers a positive educational opportunity in a way that kids enjoy.

  • learning engine ensures each child works at their own level
  • rewards system for both effort and achievement
  • access on a browser, or download our apps for iPad & iPhone, Android or Kindle

Top tip: Help your class get started during the closure – Download and print parent flyers to help parents know how to support their child with Sumdog at home, and provide each child with their login details.

2. Blend new learning with revision

Challenge children with both fresh topics as a source of continual learning, and revision questions to solidify core skills.

We use Khan Academy tutorials to provide instructional videos at the end of each game, helping students tackle particularly tricky skills.

A focus on familiar learning offers a valuable reassurance for children at a time of disruption, as well as helping support continued math and reading fluency outside of the standard teaching environment.

Top tip: You can now set a challenge for your class to revise a topic you’ve already taught in under a minute – and see the results without marking!

Set homework in under a minute

3. Get real-time feedback on their progress

While setting work may be easily available, real-time feedback on students’ learning progress is often challenging to access.

Sumdog’s teacher reports provide continual insight into students’ progress, enabling you to target intervention. You can set homework for your class remotely, setting specific skills practice for individual students.

Top Tip: Spend 15 minutes attending a Sumdog teacher webinar to help you get the most out of your account during school closures.

Register for a webinar

4. Build their confidence and keep them motivated

Our adaptive learning engine ensures questions are personalized and posed at a level suitable for each individual student so that a child with less advanced skills can still compete on a fair playing field against children with more advanced proficiency. That’s the perfect opportunity to provide a reassuring digital way for children to interact while building confidence and reinforcing math fluency.

Top tip: Why not enter your class in our Easter National Contest to encourage them to practice through the holidays.

Enter your class in a contest

5. Practice multiplication tables

Access a valuable revision tool that reinforces understanding while promoting multiplication fluency through regular, varied, and engaging practice. 

Top tip: Set differentiated tables practice for your class, focusing each student on the tables they need to improve.

Set some tables practice