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Faster progress. Proven.

Sumdog has been developed with the help of teachers and educational experts around the world.

To develop Sumdog's pedagogy, we work continually with educationalists across the country.

Effectiveness studies and case studies, together with regular focus groups and questionnaires, guide our pedagogy. In addition, consultation from independent experts and data analysis help refine our educational algorithms and user experience.

1½ years' progress in just 6 months Glasgow City effectiveness study

This study found that the length of time spent using Sumdog has a highly significant impact on math achievement. It was validated by Andrew Gallacher from Glasgow University.

Students who spent 1 hour per week on Sumdog progressed 3 times faster than those who used Sumdog least.

Pupils and teachers observed an improvement in both mathematics ability and attitude towards learning mathematics.

‘They are more motivated since they started Sumdog and grades have improved.’ C. Ramirez, Bonnie L. Garcia Elementary, United ISD Effectiveness Study

Validated by Dr. Afi Y. Wiggins from Texas State University, this study uses a quasi-experimental pre-test post-test design to explore the correlation between time spent on Sumdog and mathematics proficiency.

During the study, students who spent 30 minutes per week on Sumdog progressed twice as fast as those who used Sumdog least.

Students and teachers observed an improvement in both mathematics ability and attitude towards learning mathematics.

St Mary's Effectiveness Research Paper

This research paper by S O'Donnell (Partnership between the PCP and St Mary's University, Twickenham) looks at the effectiveness of Sumdog's game-based learning to improve children’s mental mathematics. The paper first considers the context of the school and why this research was chosen, while addressing the ethical considerations, then moving onto the bigger picture, reviewing the literature regarding mental calculation and game based learning.

Research found that 75% of the children said playing Sumdog had given them more confidence in maths, and 80% enjoyed playing the games, motivating them to practise their skills.