Dreambox Learning

Commercial Program
Number Sense, Counting & Cardinality, Operations, Decimals, Fractions, Place Value, Measurement & Data, Algebra, Geometry, Problem Solving

DreamBox Learning recommends students spend at least 90 minutes a week on the program.


DreamBox Learning, available in English and Spanish, is a supplemental online mathematics program that provides adaptive instruction for students in grades K–5 and focuses on number and operations, place value, and number sense.

The program aims to individualize instruction for each student through the adaptive nature of the program - it is intended to match each student’s level of comprehension and learning preferences. The curriculum is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards.


The DreamBox Learning curriculum is made up of more than 720 online lessons for different grade levels: primary lessons for grades K–2 and intermediate lessons for grades 3–5.  There are also middle school grades available that focus on higher concepts such as geometry and algebra readiness

The program can be used in a range of instructional settings including the classroom, small groups, or students using the program independently.

Students complete lessons by playing math games and solving puzzles using  virtual manipulatives. As students interact with the program, the lesson sequence, difficulty, pace, and number of hints are adapted in real time.

The program includes reporting tools, allowing teachers and administrators to monitor student progress. 

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Information on this entry was adapted from US Department of Education. (2013). DreamBox Learning. WWC Intervention Report. Retrieved from https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/InterventionReports/wwc_dreambox_121013.pdf

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