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Math online for K-5. Dreambox Learning.

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, May 24, 2012

Giving young children a head start with math… online.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    We’ve all heard and read the news stories about how U.S. school children lag behind kids in many other countries when it comes to math and science.   Dreambox Learning a site backed by NetFlix founder and former math teacher Reed Hastings, is looking to make a difference.   Dreambox has expanded  to include adaptive learning for kids in grades K through 5.   VP Patti Smith…

“We know that there are huge issues in mathematics in this country and so we wanted to do what we could do to solve that problem.  And adaptive learning is key.  One thing we know is kids have gaps in various places as they learn mathematics and because of the adaptive learning engine, we can go back and identify what those gaps are on a personal basis.”

    Kids are motivated by games and rewards.  Pricing plans for families are in the range of ten dollars a month .  You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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