So hard to believe that the summer is 1/2 over. There is only 42 days until school starts…but who’s counting?
For the last few weeks, Munchkin has been trying out DreamBox Learning’s Online K-3 Math program. This came at just the right time. Munchkin’s final senior kindergarten report card came back with “exceeding expectations” for reading (she’s reading at a grade 2-3 level). I struggled with math as a kid and I really don’t want her to either.
It is a very neat program that adapts to each child. First I had to set up a profile for Munchkin which included what grade she was currently in. When she signs into the “game” it gives her different storylines that she can follow and as she progresses, the math gets more challenging. But if she completes different problems with ease, the software progresses a bit faster.
How do I know this?
It really doesn’t seem like learning at all
Munchkin will only want to play for 15-20 minutes at a time which is fine because we try to limit the amount of time she spends on the computer. Also, it’s nice for me to have her play DreamBox first, before she goes to her other sites of choice.
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