Sumdog US Contest Blog
100% Success Rate

Tammy Stogsdill from Northeast Elementary contacted us with some amazing news - not only had one of her students come top in the last East Indianapolis contest, that student answered every single question correctly.

 

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Contagious - in a good way!

Jennifer Casazza got in touch with us after being named a daily winner in one of last month’s free contests in NY state:

Sumdog fever is contagious at Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School in Miller Place. Our students can’t get enough of the popular web-site that makes learning math fun! 

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Certified Fun!

Tens of thousands of students answer questions in Sumdog contests every day to push their schools to the top of the leaderboard. We want to recognize this achievement:

All students that play in a local or national contest from tomorrow (April 26th) through the end of May will be awarded a certificate of achievement for download.

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This is not just any certificate. It will include details of the student’s progress over the past academic year - how many questions they’ve answered, how many they got right and what their strongest topics are. Great to give to students and parents.

To join a local or national contest so your students can get this certificate, click here.

If you’ve got a Sumdog teacher account and your students have played in one of these contests, click here to download your student’s certificates!

What makes math fun? Sumdog.

Jennifer Erickson from Catalyst Charter Middle School in WI posted about her experiences in the last Sumdog contest on her school’s blog. She’s kindly given us permission to re-post it:

What makes math fun?  Sumdog.  This free website features games aligned with Common Core standards to engage students of all abilities.  

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Pizza and Pop for the Top Dogs!

Mark Schleisman from Murray County Central West Elementary in Slayton, MN wrote to us and told us how contests motivate students.

MCC has competed in every Sumdog contest since its inception. The students involved are very motivated due to the various “games” designed to allow them to enjoy math on a different plane than out of a textbook.

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It spread like wildfire - without the burnout

Brittney Brosman from Triton Elementary School got in touch with to tell us about her experience in the Northern Indiana Contest this January:

I was the first teacher to use it over a year and a half ago, and it quickly spread like wildfire. Teachers were amazed to see how engaged students could be while practicing math skills. With so many programs out there the burnout rate is high for both teachers and students. One of the most amazing things that we have discovered about Sumdog is that there is no burnout rate. 

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