State of Maryland school districts strengthen elementary math curriculum with DreamBox Learning K-3 Math

Individualized eLearning Math Program Continues to Make Significant Impact in Schools Nationwide

Baltimore, MD, October 14, 2010 — DreamBox Learning
today announced at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference
and Exposition that two Maryland school districts have implemented DreamBox Learning K-3 Math
to bolster math competency for thousands of the state’s youngest students in kindergarten
through third grade. The award-winning, individualized online math program, DreamBox Learning
K-3 Math, is being showcased at the NCTM Expo in Baltimore on October 14-15, 2010 at booth #322.

Maryland’s Carroll County and Howard County school districts are currently deploying
DreamBox Learning K-3 Math for a variety of math-specific academic needs. Based on the
program’s adaptive engine which is designed to individually help students at all
learning stages — above, at, or below grade level — usage has ranged from reinforcing
core classroom math curriculum to pull-out math intervention, integration into math lab
activities, and as an additive teaching tool for after school and summer school programs.

“DreamBox Learning K-3 Math provides an ideal connection to our curriculum by reinforcing
what the students are learning in the classroom,” said Donn Hicks, Supervisor of Elementary
Education for the Carroll County School District. “Some of our high-performing students
are using the program to further strengthen their number sense comprehension while others, who
may be below grade level, have benefited from spending an extra 15-20 minutes working on
foundational basics. For both sets of students, the blend of classroom instruction and DreamBox
Learning K-3 Math has been a big win.” Carroll County uses DreamBox Learning K-3 Math to
support students in kindergarten through second grade in 20 of the district’s 23 elementary schools.

“We are thrilled to showcase DreamBox Learning K-3 Math at the NCTM Expo in Baltimore,
in the backyard of where the program is making such an impactful difference in the way students
are learning and excelling in mathematics,” said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Chief Executive
Officer for DreamBox Learning. “One of the many strengths of DreamBox Learning K-3 Math
is its ability to adapt to the comprehension level of each student, and we’re seeing that
play out not only in Maryland but in schools nationwide. From supporting core classroom
curriculum to math intervention, DreamBox Learning K-3 Math puts every student first by
delivering lessons that are shaped to that learner’s educational needs and moving them
toward mastery of the subject.”

In addition to Carroll County, DreamBox Learning K-3 Math is being used in Howard County
elementary schools to supplement classroom instruction and to reinforce core math concepts,
lessons and skills. The program allows the district’s schools to link classroom
accounts to students’ family home computers, allowing them to access the DreamBox
Learning K-3 Math at any time to work on math skills. Both teachers and parents are also
able to track students’ classroom and home progress via the online DreamBox Learning dashboard.

DreamBox Learning K-3 Math is a robust math program with a curriculum that is based on
Common Core State Standards. The program is wrapped within an adventure style game,
providing a fun way for kids to learn math. DreamBox Learning K-3 Math sets itself apart
from other math programs because it can effectively individualize its instruction based on
students’ conceptual understanding and fluency, as well as the correctness of their answers.

About DreamBox Learning (

DreamBox Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington and acquired in April 2010
by the Charter Fund in partnership with Reed Hastings, a widely recognized educational
philanthropist and CEO of Netflix, Inc. The company launched a Web-based platform and its
first adventure-themed online learning product called DreamBox Learning K-2 Math in January
2009, and the program has won more than 20 top technology and education industry awards.
DreamBox Learning K-2 Math was followed by the DreamBox Math Classroom in April 2009 and
DreamBox Learning K-3 Math in April 2010. The products target young students in kindergarten
through third grade and deliver more than 500 core lessons and unlimited variations based
on the Common Core standards. DreamBox Learning programs are designed to teach and reinforce
real math through effective, individualized instruction in an engaging and fun manner. The
products’ patent pending “engine” constantly assesses each student’s
mathematical understanding, provides the most suitable hints and encouragement at the right
pace for that child, and offers the next personally appropriate activities as subsequent
choices. More information can be found at

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