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What are DreamBox learning games?

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DreamBox learning games are interactive online math games for elementary and middle school students. Based on the Focal Points determined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, over 500 lessons are offered in the games.

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DreamBox has math games to teach algebra, rate of change, scientific notation and linear equations. These games attempt to teach math in a way that is informative, interactive and fun. For example "Super Subtracting Squad" uses superheroes fighting villains to teach subtraction. Another algebra game teaches variables to solve for an unknown value by having a ship move the value of the variable until it finds treasure.

Students create their own avatars and choose from four adventure themes. Each theme has hundreds of stories and adventures to choose from. Students receive awards for completing tasks, such as adventure friends and achievement certificates. Parents or teachers receive a report of each child's progress.

As of 2015, only 35 percent of eighth graders were proficient in mathematics, according to DreamBox. Research showed a 19 percent increase in math test scores of the students who played DreamBox games. Games include lessons and hints to help children learn the subject and the program is designed to adapt to the student's level of ability. DreamBox is for use in the classroom or at home.

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