Teacher Review For Sumdog

Sumdog uses unique games and multi-player mode to enhance students skills.

Shelly H.
Media specialist/librarian
Knotts Island Elementary School
Knotts Island, NC
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Small group
Whole class
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this program for 1st - 5th grades. We use the math portion for skills and drills. What I like about this game is that it allows for students to play against each other or students in other schools. The games are very unique and appeal to all ages. Teachers set up classes, can monitor student achievement and set up competitions. It has free and paid subscriptions.
My Take
I have only used the math portion. The math problems are grade appropriate and mixed concepts. Student engagement is high but it is best used for a review time or after work is complete. I find the reports to be somewhat helpful and can be used for student feedback. Another plus for this site is that it is easy to move students into new classes or groups in the teacher back channel. You can not just assign a particular skill or concept to practice so students are likely to have concepts that they are not familiar with.