App Review

DragonBox Algebra 5+

Learning Rating:
Teacher Rating:

Mesmerizing step-by-step puzzler sets the foundation for algebra

Field Note
Overall Rating 5
Engagement Not Rated
Pedagogy Not Rated
Support Not Rated
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time
Less than 5 minutes
Great for
Knowledge gain
Great with
Advanced learners

Teacher Review for DragonBox Algebra 5+

Great Game Builds Algebraic Thinking!

Submitted August 15, 2013

How I Use It

I have used this as enrichment for 5th and 6th grade students, and as intervention for 8th grade algebra students. You could use it in primary school, middle school and high school. I have encouraged students to go through the levels multiple times. So far I have used this individually with students, however I would like my entire algebra class to use it this next year.

My Take

I read a great review of this game in Wired, and I absolutely LOVE it. It's one of the only games I have encountered that isn't simply drilling math problems. This game actually teaches and builds algebraic thinking. It is fun, engaging, and you really don't necessarily know you are doing math. It makes math fun again for students who are stuck and frustrated with math.
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