Your free full-year report
As the end of the school year is getting close, we’re offering every school a detailed full-year report.
It’ll give information on the top students, the overall metrics for the school, and a breakdown of Sumdog use across each class.
To request yours, just get in touch.
Sumdog’s new rostering tool
We’re making some big changes to how you manage your classes and students on Sumdog. Here are some of the new things you can do…
Add students easily
Click your chosen class to expand it, and then click ‘Add Student’.
Sumdog automatically checks for duplicates. If you see the student already has a login, just click it to add it to your class. If not, choose “Create new login”.
Move students quickly and between classes
There’s no longer any need to select students and click ‘Edit’. Just drag the student’s card from one class to another.
Search for students
You can now search for students by name. You’ll see all the matches across your school; simply drag the student you’re looking for into your chosen class.
Removing and restoring students
It’s much easier to remove students – all you need to do is drag. Also, if you’ve accidentally removed a student, just expand the “Removed Students” section and drag her right back to her class.
When your school takes part in one of our contests, you can request a special report showing how hard your students have worked.
To request yours, just email email@example.com and let us know which contest you’ve joined.
We’ve been working in partnership with a group of schools to check Sumdog’s efficacy in the classroom.
Our aim is to check if there is a relationship between time spent on Sumdog and mathematics improvement.
So far, we have found a positive correlation between playing Sumdog and proficiency improvement. The more time a student spends using Sumdog, the higher their proficiency level.
Andrew Gallacher from Glasgow University is acting as an independent reviewer to validate the methodology of this study.
Fact family activities
Sumdog’s fact family activities are a great way for your students to work on their fact fluency. They cover multiplication, division, addition and subtraction.
Students see a grid, indicating the status of each fact. Yellow shows that they’ve started answering questions, while green indicates they’ve completed that fact.
Holding your mouse over a fact, or tapping on a tablet, gives you more information: questions answered, average speed and accuracy.
These are fluency skills, which means that to complete them, students must be accurate – but also answer within the required time.
View the report as a teacher
Teachers can now view the fact family report for each student – whether or not you’re subscribed. To see this, click the student’s name on your dashboard, and choose “Fact families report”.
The results are also included in Sumdog’s premium reports. This lets you check at a glance how much progress each student has made.
Normally, you’ll need a subscription to run the reports.
However, even if you’re not subscribed, we can let you try them out with your class for a period.
Check your students’ multiplication progress: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sumdog’s free online mathematics contests are a fun way to motivate your students.
To take part, they just play Sumdog’s online games, any time during the contest week. Scores are based on accuracy, and the questions adapt to each student’s level – so everyone has an even chance of winning.
Summer rewards for students
As a reward for taking part, each student will receive a summer-themed item for their Sumdog House.
…and for teachers as well!
A reward for teachers, too: you can request a special report showing how hard your students have worked during the contest.
You’ll see information about the skills each student has completed, and the efforts they’ve put in. Take part to find out more!
Reports on tables activities
This week, we’ve included all of the tables activities (multiplication, division, addition and subtraction) in Sumdog’s reports.
Now, you can check at a glance how much progress each student has made.
These are fluency skills and to complete them, students must be accurate – but also answer within the required time.
Normally, you need a subscription to run these reports.
However, even if you’re not subscribed, we can let you try them out with your class for a period: simply email email@example.com.