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Dalry Sumdog Star Wins Edinburgh Contest

Congratulations to Rozalia in P4 for winning an Edinburgh wide maths contest on the learning game Sumdog.

In the contest the 3509 entrants from across the city had a week to answer 1000 maths questions.


Rozalia came first by answering an amazing 970 questions correctly.

Rozalia has won a certificate for her amazing achievement as well as 6 months of free Sumdog for her class!

Congratulations Rozalia!

Also well done to our other top 50 stars Juan in P3/4 who came 46th and Nell in P4 who came 49th.

Also well done to Akshaj, Samarth, Shriya and Harshu who all made the top 100.

P4 also made it to 10th placed class overall.

All children at Dalry have access to a Sumdog account they can use in school and at home on PCs and tablets. The programme learns their maths ability and tailors the learning to each child. So if you haven’t seen Sumdog yet get your child to login at¬†(just remember not to help them with the answers! If you do it’ll keep giving them harder questions up to S3 level!)

Next week there is a national Sumdog contest. Let’s hope that all the great Sumdog stars at Dalry can do well there too.

Sumdog: A Guide For Parents

Dalry Primary uses Sumdog, the online maths learning tool, in school.

Your child can also use their account at home.

Each child will receive a Sumdog sign in which will let them play the games at home and add coins and achievements to their school accounts. Look out for this sign in information in the coming weeks.

Your child’s account is free to use and will never request any micro-payments. It will also travel with them up through the school.

When your child starts into Sumdog there will be a short period of getting used to the site and then it will perform an extended diagnostic test to set the level for the questions they need to tackle. As a result of this test children can then play the same games against one another but be answering questions at their own level.

In order for the diagnostic test to work properly it is vital that parents don’t help their child to work out the answers. If they do the questions will likely be set as too hard, which while Sumdog will, over time, correct itself could lead to your child not enjoying, and therefore not using, this brilliant resource to the fullest extent they could.

Over the coming year class teachers will be able to set specific challenges linked to the curriculum and the school will be able to compete with others across Scotland, the UK and the World in Sumdog set contests.

Watch out for news of these on our website and we hope you and your child enjoy Sumdog.