Teacher Review For DreamBox Learning Math

DreamBox makes math learning enjoyable

Valerie H.
Technology coordinator
Wemrock Brook Elementary School
Manalapan, NJ
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My Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Since the site is accessible from anywhere with Internet access, I would suggest teachers use this for small groups on classroom computers or as an additional homework. While using it throughout the year would be beneficial, teachers should definitely have students on the site prior to the standardized testing. The various units are easy to find and students could practice specific skills they need to focus on for the tests. Also, fourth graders love contests and reaching specific goals. SInce the data can be tracked easily, teachers could also give their own rewards or prizes for students who achieve a certain level or obtain a number of badges.
My Take
DreamBox gives students an enjoyable means of learning and reinforcing math concepts at their level. The site offers many incentives for students to work and practice their math. The students can make changes to their accounts to personalize their experience by choosing their music when they log in and changing their avatar. They can earn badges and collect coins to spend on the site. All these features gives students incentives for going on the site. The help feature gives students extra info if they need it. The tutorials explain how to use the specific tools. Overall, this is the way students want to learn and practice.