Teacher Review For DreamBox Learning Math

DreamBox Learning Grade 3 Math

Michelle K.
Instructional Technology Specialist
South Western School District
Hanover, PA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
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
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
DreamBox is a nice resource for students to practice concepts learned in class or at home. The ability to earn badges and coins is fun for elementary students and the random-ness of finding collection pieces to unlock mystery mini-games is very motivating. Teachers can track student progress with the paid subscription account. Students have a tracking area within each activity to be able to monitor their own progress toward completing the learning goal.
My Take
The math tutorials are detailed with engaging characters and a focus on building concrete math knowledge before actual math problems are given. This is great for many students, but some students may feel annoyed by being forced to complete the tutorials. Once the tutorials are complete, the math problems are drill-based with rewards in the form of coins and badges. Coins are used to personalize the avatar and wallpaper. Mystery items can be collected to unlock mini-games.