The DreamBox Math Learning Blog

April 16th, 2014 - By in From DreamBox

DreamBox Learning Math for Middle School coming for back-to-school Fall 2014!

Understanding algebra—and having fun learning it Back-to-school will be a lot more exciting this year with DreamBox Learning Math for Middle School for Grades 6 through 8. Designed to follow our Kindergarten through Grade 5 lessons and appeal to older learners, DreamBox Learning Math for Middle School lessons and highly interactive manipulatives will enable students […]

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April 15th, 2014 - By in From DreamBox

Free Common Core State Standards Math Resources for Teachers!

If you’re looking for resources to help teach math to the new standards, you’ve found them! The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) call for student understanding on a conceptual level, the ability to grasp foundational concepts behind math procedures, and to continually engage in critical mathematical practices. Transitioning to teaching this mathematical way […]

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April 15th, 2014 - By in Blended Learning

Chefs Know More than Just Recipes: How Experts Differ from Novices

Many years ago I surprised my wife by cooking a new meal. I read through our entire Betty Crocker cookbook to find just the right recipe and went to the store for the ingredients we didn’t have: ground cayenne pepper, white vinegar, and ginger root. These items are forever stuck in my memory because they […]

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April 9th, 2014 - By in Student and Technology

Can technological tools and interventions boost math achievement?

Technology has improved many aspects in our lives. Therefore it’s natural to wonder: Can technology be used to improve a student’s math skills and close achievement gaps? Math educators endorse the use of technology The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has made their position on the use of technology clear: “Technology is an essential […]

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April 7th, 2014 - By in From DreamBox

All that (DreamBox) jazz at NCSM & NCTM in the Big Easy.

Fosnot, Fennell, middle school math, and much more. Exciting times are coming to New Orleans, April 7 through 12—including an announcement that DreamBox Learning Math for Middle School is in the works and coming for back-to-school! NCSM Annual Conference: Jazzed Up Mathematics Leadership, April 7–9 Visit the DreamBox Learning Booth #716. Learn more about DreamBox […]

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April 3rd, 2014 - By in Student and Technology

NCSM Hot Topics: Improving Classroom and Tech Partnerships & Selecting Digital Curricula

Just two years ago, I was an algebra teacher in Maryland. At the time, new math education software was being heavily featured at conferences and in the news, and I was wondering, “How exactly is this technology going to enhance the learning in math classrooms? And what do I need to know to make the […]

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April 2nd, 2014 - By in Blended Learning

Can blended learning technology save money and accelerate learning?

The idea that technology can create greater efficiency and save money for schools is appealing, but the initial investment can be daunting for schools operating on tight budgets. So, does the investment pay off? Recent research studies and the experience of schools across the country offer some answers. Does blended learning model save money per […]

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March 28th, 2014 - By in Blended Learning

Flipping for flipped classrooms: information and brand new research

What’s flipping all about? The latest blended learning trend, the flipped classroom gives students access to lessons and lectures before class, by watching videos, listening to podcasts, or reviewing material online, and using class time for more engaging activities, and teacher-differentiated instruction in class. While there is no single model, the core idea is to […]

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March 26th, 2014 - By in From DreamBox

Numbers to Twenty on the MathRack Sample Lesson

Virtual manipulatives are a great way to engage students in communicating their mathematical thinking while offering opportunities for students to develop strategies and model their thinking. DreamBox’s MathRack QuickImages are designed to ensure students look for and make use of the five- and ten-structures, and develop automatically with basic math facts. Please click here to […]

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March 26th, 2014 - By in From DreamBox

Division within 10,000 with Remainders

The interactive white board Teacher Tool for this lesson is on our website under “Resources.” ( DreamBox lesson uses a packing context and partial quotients to help students understand multi-digit division conceptually, interpret remainders, and develop effective mental division strategies. Sample Lesson Plan Objective: Students choose friendly equations (partial quotients) and use the distributive property […]

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