Teacher Review For DragonBox EDU

Great game to interest students in algebra.

Jaclyn C.
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Great with General
How I Use It
I use DragonBoxEDU to let students "play" with the ideas of algebra before they have been introduced to the concepts. After playing the game we stop, and talk about it as a group. We make direct connections to algebra questions as they work through the levels. The practice area of the EDU game is great for going back and consolidating concepts.
My Take
I think this game is a great way for playing to learn some basic algebra concepts. The fact that the web based version is using the unity driver is a pain. Making it work on Chromebooks, all browsers with no add-ons and all mobile devices would make it much more user-friendly in a "bring your own device" class.