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What's New!

Our new features bring new content and support a variety of learning environments including in-person, all virtual, and hybrid models.

Learn about the exciting updates we’ve made to DreamBox for Back-to-School 2021.

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Week Streak and Weekly Session Time

The new Week Streak and Weekly Session Time metrics help students monitor and celebrate reaching their DreamBox goals. Students can now track their own session time, weekly time and completed lessons each week. Plus, the Week Streak counter can help students keep reaching their goals week after week by tracking their longest streak.

Introducing Lesson Recommendations

Lesson Recommendations give educators quick access to detailed student progress and insights about what each student should work on next and which students are ready to work together on a given topic. Use the data to productively plan and customize instruction for students and to inform whole-group, small-group and individual learning. The data allows educators to help students deepen their understanding of math concepts, build math confidence, and ultimately, provide a personalized learning experience that maximizes student success.

New lessons: word problems, measurement and geometry

DreamBox has added valuable lessons to develop students’ conceptual understanding and accelerate growth. The new Build and Solve word problems, written for 3rd and 4th graders, make traditional word problems interactive and allow students to choose a context that interests them. To solve the problems, students apply strategies they’ve learned in related DreamBox lessons. New K-2 measurement lessons build students’ understanding of distance as a linear measure using standard units and common tools, like a yard or meter stick. In the 8th grade Transform with Tables geometry lesson, students transform shapes on a grid to protect a ranch’s herd from predators. 

Complimentary professional learning support

All DreamBox schools and districts have access to the new “Getting Started with DreamBox” professional learning options from DreamBox University. These complimentary offerings include self-paced mini-courses and a live webinar calendar to support educators with onboarding and implementation. Access these resources from the Insight Dashboard by clicking on either DreamBox University Courses or Live Training Sessions within DreamBox Quick Links.  

New Core Curriculum Alignment: Illustrative Mathematics® K-5

DreamBox Learning has added Illustrative Mathematics K-5 (IM K-5™) to its Assign by Print feature, which allows educators to assign lessons in DreamBox by academic program. Educators can now create assignments in DreamBox that are aligned to the IM K-5 curriculum, which was released for school year 2021 – 2022. This addition complements DreamBox’s established alignment with the Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 curriculum.

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Diverse avatars unite students

We’re excited to announce that our avatars have been updated to include students of all abilities and backgrounds. Now students have a wider variety of avatars to choose from that represent their diverse identities.

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Partnering with DreamBox helped make remote learning possible in the spring and provided our school with a full view of our students’ math learning competency. These new tools will be necessary for continuing our efforts to address attendance and each student’s learning needs.

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Kim Dougherty, Teacher
Crow Creek Tribal School

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Messaging tools that connect students and teachers

Teachers can send custom notes or pre-written messages of encouragement, goals, or reminders to an individual student or an entire class.

Students can initiate their own conversations and reply to their Teacher by choosing from pre-written messages such as, “I need more time to be successful at this,” and “I’m feeling pretty good about this.” Students can also react to messages with an emoji for a quick check in.

To support more situations, students using DreamBox in Spanish will automatically see all pre-written messages in Spanish, and students with reading difficulties can hear messages read aloud.

New Insights from the past, present, and future

The updated Insight Dashboard includes a new Student Usage Report to provide educators with daily insight into student activity and learning time.

Our new growth report allows district and school administrators to see how students have grown in terms of externally calibrated grade level benchmarks.

DreamBox Predictive Insights reports predict future proficiency for year-end state math assessments throughout the year.

DreamBox now includes Messaging features on the homepage for classroom educators. These tools help teachers continue to support students' social and emotional learning as they are working in DreamBox.

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Building Math Confidence

We believe a positive mindset goes a long way. Students build math confidence as they strengthen their social-emotional skills— skills that include grit, perseverance and goalsetting. As you head back to school this fall, DreamBox is here to support you and your learners.

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