Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Do you know SumDog?

I recently discovered a new math website for students called SumDog.  How did I not know about this one before???  It is a fun, interactive math website where students work on their math facts while playing games.

Today I introduced the website to students and showed them how to use it.  The conversation that followed was quite funny...

Me -"I'm going to show you a math website called SumDog."

Kids- "Sun dog?"

Me- "No SumDog."

Kids- "What about some dog?  Whose dog is it?"

Me-" Noooo, sum, S- U- M as in adding.  Let me just show you..."

Let me say they were chomping at the bit to get their logins and to get started playing the games once I showed them what this website was all about.

What I love about this site is that each students gets his or her own login and you can monitor their progress.  Students earn coins and move up animal ranks by getting answers correct.  They games itself have great animation and keep the students' interest.  Students can use coins they earn to buy clothes for their customizable avatar.

So I am passing my new found jewel along!  Even though today was only the first day, I hope you students love it as much as mine do!


Enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this! I have been looking for a site like this for when I start state test prep. I am so inspired that I made a post on my blog about it (giving you credit, of course)!

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  2. The more ways to practice math the better! Thanks.

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

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  3. We love Sumdog! My kids choose it over other math practice sites hands down! I like the capabilities I have to set my students parameters. The kids like the ability to "friend" each other. It is AWESOME!

    Jennifer
    Lifelong Learning

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  4. My kids love to Sumdog. We have set up several challenges and won a few of the statewide competitions. In the challenges you can set the skills and games that you want the kids to practice. For prizes, I award math wiz certificates, a math wiz pencil, and a medal. I got the medals at Walmart in the party section. It would be awesome if they could set it up where we could send challenges to another class like MangaHigh. We also use extramath.org. My colleague just introduced me to a new website called Tutpup that you should check out. Of course, this week has been mostly about training for World Math Day next week. We are planning an afternoon math-a-thon since it is our early release day. I am also going to pilot Conceptua Fractions for our school as soon as my purchase order finally gets completed!

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  5. reminds me of mangahigh.com that's what we use at our school. this one also looks very nice :)

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  6. We use the free site and the students love it. Has anyone bought into the site? Just wondering if it was worth it.

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  7. Thank you! My class is loving this- I was amazed at how many played at home last night!

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  8. I can't wait to check it out, thanks! BTW I'm your newest follower. :o)
    Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  9. I love all of your ideas and games for math!! thank so much my students are grateful for you too! I just gave you the lovely award on my blog.. http://everydayclassroom.blogspot.com/

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  10. My students love Sumdog! I like the way I can set the skill parameters for each child and how I can prepare challenges for the class to meet. I even assign Sumdog for homework sometimes!

    Jennifer
    Lifelong Learning

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