Tools Help Foster Mathematical Thinking and Fluency for Elementary Students
BELLEVUE, Wash., April 25, 2012 – DreamBox Learning® (www.dreambox.com), the leading intelligent adaptive learning™ company, announced a series of 25 new and enhanced Interactive Whiteboard Teacher Tool lessons that promote conceptual understanding of core mathematic topics and create an ideal environment for students to explain, discuss and defend their mathematical thinking and use of strategies which is critical to academic success. The visual tools, which align with Common Core State Standards for Mathematics as well as the Standards for Mathematical Practice, are organized by grade and topic and help boost students’ understanding of number sense, addition, subtraction, fractions, and equivalence with whole numbers and fractions. The free tools are available for grades K-4 at www.dreambox.com/teachertools. DreamBox Learning is also showcasing the collection of teacher lessons at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting & Exposition (Booth #722) in Philadelphia today through April 28, 2012.
“Teachers are always searching for fun, engaging, interactive methods to help students understand math concepts that are often tough to grasp, and that’s why we’ve developed these interactive whiteboard tools,” said DreamBox Learning CEO Jessie Woolley-Wilson. “In addition to providing a visual representation of abstract concepts, the tools allow teachers to invite student participation at the whiteboard and spur classroom discussion where students share, explain, or defend their math strategies. It’s that pairing of interaction and thorough discussion that helps shape students into nimble mathematical thinkers and lays a solid foundation for future academic achievement.”
The DreamBox Learning Whiteboard Teacher Tools can be used with any type of interactive whiteboard and complement both classroom-based instruction as well as the DreamBox Learning Math program. All tools can be accessed at www.dreambox.com/teachertools.
About DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington. The Intelligent Adaptive Learning company launched a Web-based platform and its first online learning product in January 2009. The platform has won more than 20 top education and technology industry awards and is in use in all 50 states. DreamBox Learning Math targets elementary students and delivers more than 600 lessons including complete fractions coverage for third and fourth grades. DreamBox Learning Math is designed to teach and reinforce key mathematical concepts through effective, individualized instruction in an engaging and fun manner and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
DreamBox Learning was acquired in April 2010 by the Charter Fund in partnership with Reed Hastings, a widely recognized educational philanthropist and CEO of Netflix, Inc. In December 2011, the company closed an $11 million Series A round led by Mr. Hastings and private investor John Doerr. GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: GSVC) and private investor Deborah Quazzo also participated in the round.