Impact report: Sumdog proven to improve fluency

Mathematical fluency gives children the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. It is a crucial building block and the foundation for later learning. Impact studies are central to Sumdog’s mission and help to guide our pedagogy and refine the programme.

Giving children a six-month advantage

This study set out to investigate whether using Sumdog on a regular basis has an impact on pupils’ mathematical fluency.

The findings revealed that the progress that regular Sumdog users made was almost double that of non-regular users.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) describes an effect size of this magnitude as “high impact”; equivalent to a six-month advantage.

Fostering maths fluency with the use of Edtech

Watch our video to hear Dr Sara Humphries share how the study was carried out, and the significance of the findings. You can download a summary of the findings below, and also find the full research paper published in the Impact Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching.

We’ve created a parent-version of the study for you to send home.

It explains the results of the study and how families can support children’s learning at home.

How Sumdog can impact learning in your school

Stay in control of learning

Choose the topics that each child practises or group pupils by skills.

You can set challenges to be completed in class or for homework.

Support personalised learning

Track individual progress against the curriculum.

 

Save valuable teaching time

Use custom assessments to quickly identify gaps so you can target intervention, and get results immediately with our auto-marking feature.

“Those children who have used Sumdog on a regular basis have made more progress than those who didn’t.”
J. Smith, King David Primary School, Liverpool, UK

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