Teacher Review for DreamBox Learning Math

Great way to build student engagement for differentiation

Juancarlos C.
Educator
GARDNER ACADEMY
SAN JOSE,
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
How I Use It
I used it during my math block in order to differentiate instruction for 15 minutes a day. I also used assign focus in order to assign lessons that targeted the standard that was taught in class.
My Take
I love the fact that student engagement is high, if you restrict the games for the low level environments it is a great tool to differentiate instruction. My only problem with the software is that it does not provide explicit instruction of the content. Instead if students constantly get it wrong it provides manipulative options and repeats the process, students do not really know what they are doing at times but they have memorized patterns in order to pass certain lessons. I also would love if there was a higher emphasis on mathematical fluency for the 4 core operations.