DreamBox learning offers over 1,800 math lessons in an online learning game format for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Lessons are split into three different levels, from Kindergarten through second grade, third grade through fifth grade, and sixth grade through eighth grade.
In the lower elementary stage, kindergarteners learn to count the numbers six through 10 by modeling a given tens-frame with a blank tens-frame and counters, and then selecting the corresponding total. First graders use virtual snap blocks to build equal expressions with multiple addends. Second graders use compensation buckets full of balls to take a double digit additional problem and turn one number into a multiple of 10 to make mental computation easier.
In the upper elementary stage, third graders move around a grid of rectangles to model different arrays and learn about distributive, associative and commutative properties. Fourth graders pack and unpack crates of 100, boxes of 10 and single items as they navigate three-digit subtraction problems with regrouping. Fifth graders adjust ones, tenths, hundredths and thousandths dials to learn about place value of decimal numbers.
In the middle school stage, sixth graders use a grid scope to plot beach- and ocean-related items on a coordinate plane, while sharks and fish swim below. Seventh graders use integer tiles to complete the missing spots in an equation to total a given number. Eighth graders place an x-y axis on a grid with pre-plotted points to correctly represent the coordinates on a given table.