October 22, 2021: Michigan Math Contest!


  • Fun and friendly competition between classes in your local area
  • Personalized math questions so all classes, even if there’s a mix of abilities, have an equal chance of winning
  • All the games are free during school hours!
  • Win prizes!

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Using Sumdog?

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Well done to last year's winners!

Sarah Fiala is a second grade teacher at Airport Community Schools in Newport, Michigan, and a seasoned educator. For the last five years, she has used Sumdog to drive student learning and engagement. What started as an activity for students struggling with math has become a regular part of her lessons to help keep learning interesting for students.

“Sumdog helps make math fun for students,” Ms. Fiala says. “Best of all, it gets students excited about math.”

One of Ms. Fiala’s classes was so engaged they went on to win a Sumdog County Contest. Her students were very enthusiastic during the contest, often asking for more time to use Sumdog during the school day and playing at home.

Well done to Ms. Fiala’s class!

3 Reasons to Enter

  1. Build community for children wherever they’re learning while competing against other Michigan schools.
  2. Make learning fun for students who can play Sumdog games while answering tailored math questions.
  3. Develop each child’s confidence in their skills as questions are customized to their level, increasing in difficulty as their accuracy improves.
“Even within one contest period I can see growth in my children”
Deb Milka, Michigan, Mattawan Early Elementary School

How it works

Whether they’re learning in school or at home, your students can play alongside their classmates using a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Free to enter

Michigan schools are getting all of Sumdog at no cost during school hours. Low-income families can also get it free after school. Find out more.

Fair and adaptive

Sumdog’s questions are based on accuracy and are tailored to each student’s level – so everyone has a fair chance of winning.

Fun for students

Students simply answer math questions while playing Sumdog’s super fun online activities – they can even do it as homework.

Win prizes

You can win prizes, as well as certificates of achievement for your students. You’re only competing against nearby schools so more chance for students to make the top of leaderboards.

Help spread the word

Share this downloadable Sumdog certificate and contest poster with your colleagues and students.

Get parents excited about the contest too!

Share this parent leaflet information. You can print and write students logins so parents have them at home.

New poster coming soon!

Place this poster in your classroom or share with colleagues and students before the contest.

Contest Checklist

Make sure you’re ready to take part in our contests with 5 steps:

  1. Set up your class on Sumdog.
  2. Login and enter your class (if you have an account).
  3. Have all students complete a diagnostic.
  4. Get students practice on Sumdog before the contest starts!
  5. Share the word with other teachers to join!

Need help? Email support@sumdog.com


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Don't miss out on the Michigan Math Contest!