Teacher Review For DragonBox EDU

Awesome Game!

Michelle L.
Classroom teacher
ASU Preparatory Academy
Phoenix, AZ
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My Grades 9
My Subjects Math
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I recommend this program for struggling students whose parents are looking for a way to reinforce algebra concepts at home.
My Take
Overall, this is a very good product and is one of the few math games I've found that feels like a game but doesn't sacrifice the math content. It's very engaging and fun for students. My only complaint is that the game has stricter rules than the subject. For example, in the game, you must always add or subtract on both sides before dividing on both sides because it does not allow you to add or subtract fractions to eliminate the fractions that were created by dividing first. While adding and subtracting first is often the most efficient way to solve a problem, both methods are technically correct and if a student can handle fractions it is unfortunate that the game does not allow them to experiment with fractions.