DreamBox Has Solutions For Your Back To School Math Problems
A customer writes:
After taking a few months off for the summer, our daughter has started using DreamBox again. However, she is finding that she’s backslid a bit, and that the problems are a little too difficult for her. How can we help her get back in the groove?
As you may already know, DreamBox Learning’s GuideRight™ technology does a great job of giving students the most appropriate lessons, based on their current knowledge, and what they’ve yet to learn. A student’s instructional level is measured, on a click-by-click basis, for this very reason. But what happens when a student stops “clicking” for a few months, and comes back to questions they no longer remember the answers to?
Not a problem! There are a couple avenues of assistance already built into your DreamBox Learning subscription to help.
For starters, the aforementioned GuideRight™ technology can tell when a student is having a difficult time in the curriculum, and will provide review lessons based on the problem areas of comprehension. This is one of those circumstances where it’s perfectly okay for a student to struggle with questions, so encourage them to push ahead. They’ll get some answers wrong, and that’s good, because that is exactly the information DreamBox needs to get your child back on track!
However, in extreme cases where the built-in adjustment process isn’t enough, our DreamBox Learning Customer Support team is able to manually adjust placement. This is where we move your child to an earlier point in the curriculum and have them do some or all of the lessons over again. In some cases, this is a great way to reinforce previous learning, and can increase a child’s confidence in their math skills. Our Customer Support Team can review your child’s transcripts carefully and, with the help of our knowledgeable Academic Team, recommend a placement solution that’s right for your child. However, manual placement is not always the best solution. This is why any and all manual placement recommendations will be discussed with you, fully and to your satisfaction, before being implemented.
The best part about both of these techniques, is that they are virtually invisible to the student. All other game elements, including story line progress, token counts and in-game collectibles, remain exactly the same. The child is simply given more appropriate questions to answer.
In all cases, the DreamBox Learning Customer Support team is always just a click away; just use the “Send Feedback” button in the lower right hand corner of the DreamBox Learning game window, and let us know what’s going on. We can also be contacted about this, or about any other DreamBox questions you may have, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always more than happy to help you!