DreamBox Learning K-8 Math
Over 3 million students and more than 130,000 educators are finding success using DreamBox Learning to increase math understanding, confidence, and achievement. Independent studies show that with just the recommended 60 minutes of DreamBox use per week, students grow 58% more than expected on a wide range of external assessments.
- Need Accomplished
- Evaluation Accomplished
- Sustainability Accomplished
- Replication & Scalability Accomplished
- Partnerships Accomplished
- Capacity Accomplished
- Challenging & Relevant Content Accomplished
- STEM Practices Accomplished
- Inspiration Developing
- Under-Represented Groups Accomplished
Our students love it, and our teachers like it even more — it’s self-paced, self-managed and the reports provide us with the data we need to provide the best, most personalized instruction that we possibly can.
Assistant Principal, Stubbs Elementary
The programs in this database clear a high bar. STEMworks reviewed each program against the Design Principles for Effective STEM Philanthropy. Programs must be Accomplished () across all Design Principles, or be Developing () in a maximum of three areas.
Identify and target a compelling and well-defined need.
Use rigorous evaluation to continuously measure and inform progress towards the compelling need identified.
Ensure work is sustainable.
Replication & Scalability Accomplished
Demonstrate replicability and scalability.
Create high impact partnerships.
Ensure organizational capacity to achieve goals.
Challenging & Relevant Content Accomplished
Offer challenging and relevant STEM content for the target audience.
STEM Practices Accomplished
Incorporate and encourage STEM practices.
Inspire interest and engagement in STEM.
Under-Represented Groups Accomplished
Identify and address the needs of under-represented groups.
DreamBox Learning is the only K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. Both during and between lessons, DreamBox dynamically adapts and differentiates in real time based not only on students’ answers, but also based on how they approach and solve problems. By automatically and continually supporting all students right where they need support, DreamBox is a powerful partner in every classroom, school, and district. Along with actionable reporting, teacher-directed assignment capabilities, and tools that empower classroom differentiation for all learners, DreamBox also engages teachers with content-specific professional development relevant to the math their students are learning. In addition, DreamBox provides administrators and parents with insights about how students are progressing, and thereby enables strong connections between home and school.
Powered by Students: DreamBox is an active and engaging “think and do” digital math experience designed to build students’ learning, confidence, and joy of mathematical reasoning and exploration. Instead of simply showing student how to do problems like many “sit and get” programs, DreamBox promotes fun and active learning using virtual manipulative tools that develop conceptual understanding and fluency through engagement with mathematics concepts and skills in ways that can only exist in a digital environment. Based on how students are solving problems and demonstrating independent thinking, DreamBox adapts in real time, constantly assessing progress, providing real-time scaffolding, and building on prior knowledge to provide personalized learning pathways that meet students right where they are.
Built by and for Educators: DreamBox gives teachers the power to personalize learning and differentiate lessons for an entire class, small group, or individual student, all while supporting them with job-embedded, math-specific professional development based on their students’ needs. Teachers and administrators can use real-time data to measure progress and proficiency against standards, identify learning gains and areas for growth, and create differentiated assignments within DreamBox that fit with their classroom goals while still meeting students right where they are.
Proven to Drive Results: DreamBox is the only K-8 digital math program shown to positively impact student outcomes by multiple independent research studies. One study from the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University found that by using DreamBox just 14 hours over the course of the school year (about 20 minutes per week), the average student’s math achievement improved by 4 percentile points. It is recommended that students use DreamBox for at least 60 minutes per week.
Funders and Partners
DreamBox Learning is supported by The Rise Fund, the world’s largest global fund committed to achieving measurable, positive social and environmental outcomes alongside competitive financial returns. Mathematics achievement is essential to students’ success in school and life trajectory, and that type of social impact represents the core of the shared mission of The Rise Fund and DreamBox Learning.