Meet the legends!

This week, we’re introducing the 20 new on-screen avatar outfits that you can collect by taking part in our inter-school contests.

The contests are currently running for most schools throughout the USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Sudmog Myths and Legends characters

Each student who answers 100 questions in a contest will receive one of these Myths and Legends outfits for their avatar. View them all on the Sumdog website.

To enter, your child’s teacher needs to sign up their class – so please speak to them if you’d like to take part.

 

Sumdog’s new inter-school contests are here!

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Our new inter-school contests are here – and this time, they’re better than ever.

Each student who answers 100 questions in a contest will receive a Myths and Legends outfit for their avatar. These new, exclusive outfits are based on great characters from history.

Some of them achieved fame – or infamy – from their deeds, while others are from myths handed down through the years.

Parents can’t enter their children into Sumdog’s inter-school contests, though.  If your child wants to take part, you’ll need to ask their teacher to enter the class. They can do that here:

http://www.sumdog.com/teacher/contests/

Good luck!

22 new skills covering Time

This week, we’ve added lots of new questions to Sumdog. They deal with time.

You’ll find 22 new skills under the “Time” icon in the topic button, on Sumdog’s student homepage.

Students will need to read digital and analog clocks, to the nearest hour, half-hour, five minutes and minute. They’ll also see word-based problems, addition and subtraction, and comparison of time periods.

The new questions can be used with most of Sumdog’s mathematics games – whether or not you’re subscribed.

To try them, click the Topics button and choose Time.

Setting a Sumdog reward challenge

If you’ve got a subscription for your child, you’ll be able to set a Reward Challenge.

On Sumdog, we motivate students by giving them a coin for every correct answer. They can spend the coins in Sumdog’s virtual shop, to buy stuff for their on-screen avatar.

If you set a reward challenge, you’ll be able to give your child bonus Sumdog coins when they achieve your target.

Watch our tutorial video to find out more.

 

Get some new junk for your Junk Pile

Junk Pile has always been one of Sumdog’s most popular games.

Now, there are three different versions available in Sumdog’s shop: Night Out, Junk Food and Beach.

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These new versions give you lots more stuff to stack – including hamburgers, shoes, fish, tacos, cakes and a sleeping Sumdog.

Each one costs 500 Sumndog coins – but you can’t buy Sumdog coins. The only way to get Sumdog coins is to answer questions correctly.

Time to get playing!

Forgotten your login details?

If you’ve forgotten your login details for Sumdog, don’t worry – this week’s tip will help you out.

Here’s how to reset your password:

Remember, you’ll need to click the password reset link we send you the same day, as – for security reasons – they aren’t valid after that.

If you’ve forgotten your username, no problems. You can use the email address you registered with as your username.

Hope this helps!

How to use Sumdog’s new student hangout

To help you get to know Sumdog’s new student homepage, we’ve recorded a tutorial video.

As well as being easier to use, the new homepage tells you more about your progress, and which skills you’ve mastered.

You’ll find it quicker to choose a new activity, or select which skills you want to work on.

Hope you find it useful!