How I Use It
I run guided math groups. One of the activities kids do when they aren't working with me is technology based and that is usually Dreambox. Students work 10-15 on Dreambox on lessons that I've assigned. I've assigned those lessons to either reinforce what we are working on right now, fill in a gap students have, or push them to higher concepts.
My district chose this program but I have enjoyed using it. I have heard that many districts like the program but it is very expensive per student. I'm not sure the cost. Like many things in life, you get what you pay for. I find the teacher side of things very easy to do. As a classroom teacher I don't know the background stuff about setting up classrooms.