BELLEVUE, Wash., April 1, 2009 — DreamBox Learning, an online eLearning start-up, today launched DreamBox Math Classroom, the school version of DreamBox Learning K-2 Math, an innovative and effective online learning product for kids in grades K-2 that is built on a standards-based mathematics curriculum and wrapped in a fun, adventure-style game. The company is kicking off the introduction of DreamBox Math Classroom by offering complementary access to any kindergarten, first or second grade classroom in the U.S. and Canada through the end of the current school year or June 30, 2009. Teachers at accredited schools can simply visit www.dreambox.com/teachers to sign up for classroom usage.
“Since launching DreamBox Learning K-2 Math in January as a supplemental educational product for children to use at home, we have been flooded with teachers requesting access to the program for classroom use,” said Lou Gray, Co-Founder and CEO of DreamBox Learning. “In fact, more than 150 teachers are currently integrating it into their lesson plans. The high interest level from the educational community, combined with the national call-to-action to better integrate the use of innovative and effective technology in the classroom presented a win-win opportunity for DreamBox Learning to make a difference for schools, teachers and kids by offering access to a custom DreamBox Math Classroom version at no charge over the next three months.”
Additionally, in support of Mathematics Awareness Month and the company’s ongoing commitment to help kids embrace and excel in early math, DreamBox Learning is offering a special pricing promotion for new home-based DreamBox Learning K-2 Math subscribers. From April 1 — 30, 2009, parents can sign up and lock in at $6.48 per month, a 50 percent savings over the standard monthly $12.95 subscription fee. Parents can also visit www.dreambox.com/math_awareness_month to download and print a “DreamBox Learning Celebrates Math Awareness Month” calendar for the month of April that features fun off-line math activities to do each day.
Gray continued, “DreamBox Learning is using Math Awareness Month as a springboard to ignite excitement among teachers, parents and kids about the importance of early math, how it is part of our everyday lives and how it can be fun to learn and apply. The free Math Classroom program, plus the limited-time, special offer for home-use is designed to give parents a nudge to make math a priority in their kids’ lives and give them access to tools that will help their children learn and thrive in math.”
DreamBox Learning K-2 Math is the adaptive product that supports what young students learn in the classroom by developing and reinforcing foundational math concepts through effective, individualized instruction while simultaneously being fun and engaging.
DreamBox Learning K-2 Math is fundamentally different than any other kids’ math learning product on the market. Its underlying curriculum is based on standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and presents in-depth math lessons that develop computational fluency, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving ability. As the child embarks on his/her online math adventure, DreamBox Learning’s patented GuideRight™ technology analyzes a student’s individual responses and dynamically customizes the content and sequence for each child — just as a great teacher would adapt a lesson to adjust to students who learn in different ways. Kids are able to explore well over a million individual learning paths throughout their math adventures.
DreamBox Math Classroom will deliver the same robust student benefits as the home-based version plus several additional customized features specifically designed for classroom usage, monitoring and administration. DreamBox Math Classroom will allow teachers to:
Following are key features shared by both DreamBox Learning K-2 Math and DreamBox Math Classroom that underscore the educational depth, effectiveness, and fun factor of the program:
Teachers at accredited schools can sign up for DreamBox Math Classroom free of charge at www.dreambox.com/teachers for use during the remainder of the current school year. Parents can go to www.dreambox.com to sign up for a 14-day free trial and take advantage of the limited-time Math Awareness Month pricing promotion from April 1 — 30, 2009. A 30-day money back guarantee applies to all subscriptions.
DreamBox Learning K-2 Math and DreamBox Math Classroom can be accessed by any computer with a standard browser and a high-speed Internet connection.
DreamBox Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington by world-class technologists, educators, interactive entertainment experts, and entrepreneurs who share a collective vision that every child should have access to an individually tailored, Web-based learning experience that is engaging, motivating, and effective. Backed by $7.1 million in angel funding, the company launched a Web-based platform and its first adventure-themed online learning product called DreamBox Learning K-2 Math in early 2009. The home-based product targets young students in kindergarten through second grade and is designed to reinforce and teach real math through effective, individualized instruction in an engaging and fun manner. DreamBox Learning K-2 Math is based on NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) curriculum recommendations, reflecting lessons taught in the classroom. More information can be found at www.dreambox.com.
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