A new tool available to FCPS teachers, www.dreambox.com, can help make math fun and engaging for your students. Used either as an instructional tool for the entire class, or with individual student logins, Dreambox offers easy to follow lessons, practice games, and assessments. The best part is that kids see each item as a game!
Dreambox recommends that when used for individual students, primary age children should spend one hour per week on the program while intermediate age children an hour and a half. Although Dreambox lessons don't cover measurement or geometry standards , the rest of the Common Core Math Curriculum is supported. The program is set up as a "partner for your math instruction", not a replacement. After each unit of 5-12 lessons is completed by a student, the teacher can then see a detailed report of exactly where they are with numbers sense and operations.
If you are not planning to use Dreambox with individual student accounts, you can still make use of the free teacher tools and resources that work great on your computer while projected on a screen or Promethean Board for whole class review and fun. Go to http://www.dreambox.com/teachertools to see all the free lessons, tutorials, and puzzles.