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!