Middle School Students Should Be Active Learners
According to a 2012 study in The Qualitative Report, middle school students seek active, student-driven learning environments where they can engage with hands-on manipulatives and technology that fosters independence and understanding. That’s exactly what DreamBox Learning’s Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ Technology delivers: an interactive and personalized learning experience that cultivates deep conceptual understanding of algebraic concepts, the ability to think critically and a life-long confidence in math.
“Elementary students take a hands-on, creative approach to math, and we believe that level of engagement shouldn’t stop when students enter middle school,” says Jessie Woolley-Wilson, president and CEO of DreamBox Learning. “Our interactive, adaptive approach ensures students play an active role in their learning that builds a deep understanding and love of math that sets them up to become not only great mathematicians, but great thinkers now and later in life.”
Designed to follow our K-5 lessons and appeal to older learners, DreamBox Learning Math for Middle School will enable students to make sense of challenging algebraic concepts, including ratios, geometry, one-variable equations and basic functions.
Take a look at how DreamBox teaches an important algebraic concept: Rate of Change.
Recent job growth related to STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics— has reinforced the need to deepen students’ true understanding of, and appreciation for, mathematics. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in occupations related to STEM will grow to more than 9 million by 2022, making a solid math foundation essential to preparing the future workforce. DreamBox Learning Math for Middle School will help students build that strong math foundation and support the development of 21st century skills.
DreamBox Learning Math for Middle School is coming for back-to-school fall 2014.