The DreamBox Math Learning Blog

April 23rd, 2014 - By in Blended Learning

Summer School: A Great Time to Try Blended Learning in Middle School Math

When I was the Math Curriculum Coordinator for a K–12 district, I had the privilege of being a co-principal investigator for a three-year, $1.5 million federal Math–Science Partnership grant designed to improve the pedagogical content knowledge of middle school mathematics teachers. Partnering with another school district and a local university, we created an innovative professional […]

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April 22nd, 2014 - By in Common Core State Standards

Common Core Math Lesson Plans by Grade

Ready to use in elementary classrooms with any type of interactive white board, DreamBox teacher-designed math lesson plans by grade are research-based and designed to strengthen Common Core State Standards for Math (CCSSM) readiness. Our curriculum and instructional designers are National Board Certified teachers who work with our technologists to create easy-to-implement, fun and engaging […]

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April 21st, 2014 - By in Math Learning

The Ideal Level of Learning Challenge

Families typically seek out my services when their child is experiencing difficulty or stress at school. In many instances, the children have learning differences that impact how they learn. Students with atypical learning needs often experience a mismatch between classroom expectations and their abilities. Such gaps between classroom instruction and individual needs often cause the […]

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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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