DreamBox Learning Debuts Classroom Version of Award-Winning Math Game for Grades K-2 Offering Schools Free Use Through June 2009  

Company Also Kicks Off Major Cost Saving Promotion for Home-based Version Honoring Mathematics Awareness Month

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.”

About DreamBox Learning K-2 Math & DreamBox Math Classroom

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:

  • Oversee and manage multiple classes of up to 32 students each via
    an online Teacher Dashboard
  • Monitor individual student progress and academic achievements in
    the DreamBox curriculum including activity time, lessons completed,
    and performance
  • Invite parents to try DreamBox Math Classroom at home so students
    can benefit from spending additional time playing the game and learning
    math in the evenings, on weekends, and holidays
  • Access sample DreamBox-based lessons and puzzles that they can use
    for lessons and demonstrations in their classroom on any interactive
    white board
  • Obtain a personalized Internet address for their classroom that can
    be accessed by up to 32 computers simultaneously allowing students to
    log on and play at the same time

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:

  • Individualized math learning that dynamically adapts to each student’s
    style and pace through continuous assessment and evaluation. There are
    more than a million paths through the online math curriculum
  • Robust math curriculum based on the NCTM Curriculum Focal Points for
    kindergarteners, first and second graders
  • More than 350 math lessons to build both conceptual understanding and
    computational fluency of number sense and operation
  • Use of virtual manipulatives to encourage and solidify building solutions
    to problems vs. just clicking on an answer
  • Supports, reinforces and enhances math being taught in the classroom
  • Online dashboard for teachers or parents (dependent upon version) that
    monitors and reports progress
  • Keeps students engaged with four adventure game themes (pirate, pixie,
    dinosaur, and pets), and a choice of 36 characters/avatars to represent
    themselves on-screen
  • Audio and visual lesson motivators that cheer on kids throughout their
    math lessons, as well as rewards such as collectable online friends,
    carnival game tokens, and achievement certificates

DreamBox Math Classroom Sign-Up, Math Awareness Month Promotion & System Requirements

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.

About DreamBox Learning

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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Media Contacts

For more information or to request a DreamBox Learning K-2 Math media review account, contact:

Please contact: Foghorn PR

 

Shelly Eckenroth: 717-852-7060 or seckenroth@foghornpr.com

 

Mary Leddy: 508-872-3369 or mleddy@foghornpr.com