Sumdog for parents

"Students BEG to practice math on Sumdog daily. Their speed & accuracy has improved in just a few weeks" - CK, Canada

Sumdog's educational games are used in thousands of schools worldwide. They motivate children to work on mathmaths, reading and writing.

As children play, they answer questions - each one personalised to that child's needs. Meanwhile, Sumdog's adaptive learning engine guides their progress.

And the best bit? Lots of Sumdog is completely free, with no time limit. You only pay if you want a Family Membership.

Progress Hub: the heart of Sumdog.

Progress Hub™ is Sumdog's unique learning engine. It gets to know each child, guiding their learning, while reporting back to parents on their progress through the standardscurriculum.

Educational games

Sumdog is unusual, in that your child can practicepractise any skill with any game. More...

It's great for motivation: when you move on to a new skill, you can still use your favoritefavouritegame to work on it.

Most of Sumdog's mathmaths games, and a couple of writing games, are always free to play. Subscriptions unlock more mathmaths & writing games, and all of our reading games.

School approved

Tens of thousands of schools worldwide trust Sumdog. Teachers rely on its ability to educate - but also entertain.

Progress Hub's skills are aligned to the Common Core and key state standardsOntario Curriculum and WNCPStandardsNational Curriculum, CfE, Welsh LNF and Northern Irish curriculumAustralian National CurriculumNew Zealand Curriculum, and broken into manageable steps.

While students choose what they play, Sumdog's Progress Hub™ learning engine guides their learning, ensuring they always work on the right skill.

Progress reports

As children play Sumdog's games, the Progress Hub™ learning engine gets to know their individual strengths and weaknesses.

If your child has a Family Membership, you'll get our detailed proficiency charts, showing their growth against the standardscurriculum.

Happy children learn more.

Sumdog motivates children, making them want to keep learning. And as we all know, practice makes perfect.

iPad & Android

As well as playing on computers, you can use our apps for iPad and Android.

They've all our most popular games - and we're adding more all of the time.

They'll also let your child use Sumdog's fun features, including Pets and the House, and give you access to Sumdog's progress reports.

Rewards and levels

Each correct answer earns your child a virtual Sumdog coin, to buy stuff for their avatar and house.

At Sumdog, we believe motivation is the key to successful learning.

Frequent rewards give your child a stream of achievable goals, and a personal investment in their Sumdog work.

Motivating goals

As children work, they progress through Sumdog's animal ranks - a great motivation.

The animals get rarer as the child progresses, so there's a real incentive to collect the rarer ranks.

We've given a little introduction to each one, so you can broaden your knowledge of zoology, too!

Let Sumdog guide and track your child

As your child plays, Progress Hub gets to know their individual strengths and weaknesses.

You can set activities and tests, and see their progress in easy-to-read charts.

Live information

Log in to your free parent account: you'll see your child's effort and accuracy reported live on your dashboard.

You can use this to quietly see when to reward your child's effort, or when a little help might be needed.

Test your child

Set a timed test using the assessment tool. Sumdog generates a set of questions, and reports back to you.

The assessments are only available with a Family Membership. Assessments don't feature any gameplay. Instead, your child sees a series of controlled questions, with a time limit.

If you wish, you can even select the skill you want to test, and change individual questions until your test is just right.

Progress charts

With a Family Membership, you'll get detailed progress reports, based on the answers your child has given.

They show exactly how your child is progressing - and even let you compare this with regional averages.

So while your child enjoys Sumdog's games, you're making sure that she's making the right educational progress.

Virtual fun. But very real progress.

The first thing you'll notice about Sumdog is the smile on your child's face.

Behind the fun and games, though, Sumdog's Progress Hub™ learning engine is constantly at work, personalizingpersonalising your child's journey through the standardscurriculum - and keeping you updated.

Common CoreStandardsCurriculum based

In-depth skills, based on the Common Core and key state standardsOntario Curriculum and WNCPStandardsEnglish, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish curriculumAustralian National CurriculumNew Zealand Curriculum: exactly as they use in schools.

Sumdog's powerful skill browser makes it easy to refine your choice. Show the standardscurriculum correlations, and filter the list by topic or domain.

Accuracy & fluency

Sumdog tracks every question your child answers, building a precise picture of their fluency at each skill.

Subscribed students have a simple traffic light system for each skill, giving you a quick overview of their status.

Set a challenge

If your child is a Family Member, set a motivating challenge - and give her bonus Sumdog coins as a reward!

You choose the target for the challenge, and how long they have to complete it.

Meanwhile, Sumdog suggests the best skills for your child to practise - making sure the reward is worthwhile.

Rewarding genuine growth

As a parent, you're well aware that engagement is vital for your child to learn.

Sumdog's Progress Hub™ learning engine is wrapped in a state-of-the-art game environment, ensuring there's a constant motivation to practicepractise and achieve.


As your child plays, the new Progress Hub™ learning engine tracks their progress and rewards their growth.

Each mastered skill gives your child's on-screen pet a new trick, while every tenth skill rewards them with a new pet.


Progress Hub™ rewards each correct answer with a virtual coin.

Your child has an on-screen avatar, which they can customizecustomise by buying clothes and accessories with the coins they earn.

This motivates them to answer more questions - so they can enjoy the fruits of their laborlabour.


In Sumdog, your child also has their own on-screen house. They use their coins to decorate it.

Some time spent decorating their Sumdog house is a great reward after a practicepractise session.

Broad coverage... with attention to detail.

Sumdog offers hundreds of fine-grained skills across mathmaths, reading and writing.


Sumdog's mathmaths questions are free to use, without any time limit.

They include word problems, and cover a broad range of topics.


A Family Membership adds thousands of questions covering grammar and vocabulary.

These use Sumdog's usual games. Children are already familiar with these, and can choose to play what motivates them most.


Let your child practicepractise writing together with their classmates and friends.

We've got some special writing games that children love - some of which are free, and some requiring Family Membership.

Children play together with their classmates and friends - which is much more motivating! For example, in Secret, one student must ask questions of another to work out the secret word.

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