Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) October 25, 2010
DreamBox Learning today announced that its award-winning DreamBox Learning K-3 Math program supports the recently released Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a set of state-led mathematics and language arts education benchmarks for grades K-12. DreamBox Learning K-3 Math is aligned with CCSS, and matches its deep focus on developing students’ conceptual understanding and fluency in key curriculum areas. This positions DreamBox Learning K-3 Math as an ideal match for schools seeking supplemental programs to help implement the new standards and put students on a path of long-term academic success.
CCSS are designed to help establish clear and consistent goals for learning that will prepare America’s children for success in both college and career, according to the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The standards, adopted by a majority of U.S. states, are a collaborative development effort by teachers, school administrators, content creators, state legislators and parents to accelerate learning and close the achievement gap nationwide.
“DreamBox Learning K-3 Math is based on a rich adaptive learning environment that deepens students’ foundational learning and is a key building block for future achievement in math,” said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox Learning. “The program’s alignment with Common Core State Standards further cements it as a highly effective tool that will give teachers and students a head start in the implementation, instruction and learning of key academic requirements to perform against these new critical standards and ultimately reach higher educational goals.”
DreamBox Learning’s individualized online math program aligns with CCSS in mathematics in the following areas: Counting and Cardinality, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, and Number and Operations in Base Ten. These practices rest on key processes and proficiencies with longstanding importance in mathematics education, including the NCTM process standards and the strands of mathematical proficiency from the National Research Council’s report Adding It Up.
For more detail about how DreamBox Learning K-3 aligns with CCSS, please visit http://www.dreambox.com/curriculum.
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 education and technology 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 key mathematical concepts 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 http://www.dreambox.com.
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