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How Ryan Learned to Love Learning Math Again
Mar 16

How Ryan Learned to Love Learning Math Again

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

Even though Ryan was nine years old and in the 4th-grade, he could only do math at a 1st-grade level. He needed all the help he could get to improve his math comprehension during homeschool. 

1.) Challenges

Since Ryan was in 1st grade, he was always bullied and teased. For months, Ryan’s parents unsuccessfully pleaded with the school to switch Ryan to a new class. Ryan would come home, defeated, and depressed every day from school, unmotivated to do any learning. 

Even with his parents’ extra support at home, learning anything (especially mathematics) was like moving through mud. After doing crisis intervention with Ryan, his parents decided that enough was enough and pulled him from public school for good. 

But to his parents’ dismay, Ryan’s math skills were dismal. They needed help at home but didn’t know what to do. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

Out of fierce determination to give Ryan the chance to love learning math again, his parents invested tons of time and money in finding useful resources. His mom adds, “We have no savings now. But we’re determined to help him rise and step into his purpose.” 

Ryan’s parents heard of Elephant Learning and scholarship opportunities by word of mouth. They quickly enrolled Ryan and hoped for the best.

Related: Children Are Empowered Through Understanding

3.) Ryan’s Experience With Elephant Learning

Related: Case Study: Mabel, Abner, and Zoya

After playing for a month, Ryan’s math skills are improving tremendously. He’s learning three years of math in one month and is doing exceptionally well in counting, fractions, and estimates. More importantly, his love for learning is growing, and he continues to play more math games every week. 

4.) Ryan’s Results 

Ryan's Elephant Age

  • Age: 9 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 6 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 9 years
  • The difference after six months: 3 years 

“Ryan now has the strong determination to rise above and step into his purpose.” – Mom

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3 months!

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Nothing Worked For Zara’s Math Comprehension Until She Found Elephant Learning
Mar 09

Nothing Worked For Zara’s Math Comprehension Until She Found Elephant Learning

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

Nothing worked for Zara after trying countless methods to make mathematics stick. That is, until the family found Elephant Learning. 

1.) Challenges

Mathematics always resulted in tears for Zara. Her parents did everything to find a program that would boost her confidence and make math fun. 

They invested money in: 

  • After school tutoring
  • Prodigy
  • Xtra Math
  • Homeschooling

All with no avail.

Her mom adds, “Xtra Math just resulted in more tears. Even I would get stressed playing it!” 

Watching Zara try to do calculations was frustrating. Her parents realized even with their help, they needed a professional solution to help Zara improve her understanding while saving them tons of stress and money.

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

Zara’s parents decided to try Elephant Learning after reading reviews online and applying for a scholarship. They figured they would try anything if it meant Zara could do math without the tantrums, tears, and trauma. 

Related: How to Gamify Your Math Lessons

3.) Zara’s Experience With Elephant Learning

According to her parents, “Nothing has compared with her experience on Elephant Learning.” 

Over the month of August, Zara picked up more mathematics concepts than she had on any other platform. After her first test in September, she told her parents, “I don’t know what Elephant Learning did, but look at that!” She passed her first math test in years!

Related: Case Study: Kyle

4.) Zara’s Results 

  • Age: 8.2 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 6.3 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 8.8 years
  • The difference after six months: 2.5 years

Zara's Elephant Age

“Nothing has compared with her experience on Elephant Learning.” – Zara’s Parents

No more tears at math time!

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1 year of math in 3 months

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Learning Math With Elephant Learning
Mar 02

Short Term Memory Loss Couldn’t Stop Christina From Learning Math With Elephant Learning

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

Christina* (not her real name) has an unidentified learning disability which causes short term memory loss. Difficulties remembering short term information made learning mathematics at homeschool difficult until she started using Elephant Learning as a supplement.  

1.) Challenges

For Christina, math time always meant tears. Low self-esteem due to her disability made learning even harder. She was held back twice in 1st grade and continued to move slowly through middle school. Even though Christina was an 8th grader, she was still at a 3rd-grade level.  Her mom made the choice to homeschool her instead to help her catch up with extra attention and tutoring happening twice a week. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

Christina’s tears at math time fueled her mom to find anything that would help. She realized her daughter wanted to excel past the frustration and anxiety and finally learn mathematics.  After reading reviews and case studies about the success that other students with learning disabilities had on Elephant Learning, Christina’s mom decided to sign her up. 

Related: Case Study: John

3.) Christina’s Experience With Elephant Learning

Playing math games with Elephant Learning not only helped her understand the concepts she desperately wanted to know but brought her tons of joy while learning. According to her mom, Elephant Learning has no doubt helped boost Christina’s confidence. Both finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. 

Related: Children are Empowered Through Understanding 

4.) Christina’s Results 

  • Age: 14.1 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 8.8 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 12.5 years
  • The difference after six months: 3.7 years

Christina's Elephant Age

“I knew Elephant Learning would boost Christina’s confidence and self-esteem in math.” – Mom

No more tears at math time!

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1 year of math in 3 months

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Case Study: Mabel, Abner, and Zoya
Feb 24

Mabel, Abner, and Zoya’s Success: Overcoming Learning Disabilities and Tears at Mathtime at Home

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

Mabel, Abner, and Zoya have learning disabilities that make math a slow and painful process for their mom during homeschooling. On top of running a busy household with seven children, finding the time or patience to teach her three kids more was daunting – until the family found Elephant Learning. 

1.) Challenges

For Mabel, (11 years old) mathematics was a hard and tedious process. She was using Math-U-See Gamma slowly and was way behind on concepts. For instance, double-digit multiplication seemed like torture, basic addition was confusing, and equivalents (like three feet equaling one yard) were not locked in. Teaching Mabel was tricky because even though it occasionally seemed like she was grasping the information, her reviews and tests showed otherwise. Her mom was trying to help with right brain strategies but also needed to give attention to her other kids, Abner and Zoya, who needed an equal amount of attention. 

Abner (13 years old) is dyslexic, which made reading math story problems extremely hard. Unless someone was reading problems to him, Abner would take three or more hours to get through a small Math-U-See lesson. Despite his dyslexia, Abner still enjoyed math.  But his mom needed a program to help him work with numbers faster so she could reduce the time she was helping him read problems. 

Zoya (8 years old), like her brother Abner, is also dyslexic. However, her dyslexia is with numbers rather than words. While doing mathematics, she would often write and say numbers backward. For example, if she read 31 in a problem, she would write down 13. Though Zoya was making slow improvements, the process was still slow and painful for her mom. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

After pouring all her creativity into helping her kids learn, eventually Mabel, Abner, and Zoya’s mom felt burnt out, feeling as though she lacked what her children needed to excel in mathematics. When she heard that Elephant Learning can help kids learn one year of math in three months, she was immediately intrigued. 

Related: Case Study: John

3.) Mabel, Abner, and Zoya’s Experience With Elephant Learning

To their mom’s surprise, all the kids loved playing on Elephant Learning. The games were intriguing and attention-grabbing. Mabel, who struggled retaining new concepts was having more “aha” moments. Concepts were clicking faster and easier. 

All along, Abner and Zoya were finding it easier to read and understand math without their dyslexia reducing their performance. The game structure meant less reading math problems, and more hearing them for Abner. On the other hand, number visualization helped reduce number errors for Zoya. 

Related: The Three-Step Method to Teaching Math

4.) Mabel, Abner, and Zoya’s Results 

Mabel

  • Age: 12.4 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 7.9 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 9.3 years
  • The difference after 2 months: 1.4 years

Mabel's Elephant Age

Abner

  • Age: 14.3 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 7.8 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 10.3 years
  • The difference after 2 months: 2.5 years

Abner's Elephant Age

Zoya

  • Age: 8.2 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 5.75 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 7.4 years
  • The difference after 2 months: 1.65 years

Zoya's Elephant Age

 

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Case Study: Connor
Feb 17

Learn How Connor Mastered Math at Homeschool with Elephant Learning

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

Even though Connor is an “amazing little man” only at age 12, issues with migraines and concentration made him fall behind in mathematics at school. His parents chose to homeschool him to catch him up but struggled to do so until they found Elephant Learning. 

1.) Challenges

Connor’s inability to focus due to severe headaches forced his parents to pull him from the classroom and start homeschooling him. But even one-on-one attention was not doing the trick. Math anxiety and a pending ADHD diagnosis made learning at home even harder for the family. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

Connor’s mom was inundated trying to run a household, work, and raise her other boy at the same time. She needed a platform to help Connor conquer mathematics in a way that wouldn’t trigger anxiety or migraines, as well as free up her time. After reading a review on Facebook, she decided to give Elephant Learning Math Academy a try. 

Related: Later Elementary Math Concepts and Strategies: What Parents Need to Know for Grades 3-6

3.) Connor’s Experience With Elephant Learning

After a few weeks of playing 30-minutes a week, Connor’s mom had already begun to notice a difference. Connor enjoyed math time, had no issues engaging, and was learning new concepts. Though he had occasional headaches, they did not prevent him from doing his work. 

Related: How Elephant Learning Teaches Early Mathematics

4.) Connor’s Results 

Over time, Connor has learned coping skills to study without stress. He plays on Elephant Learning frequently and learns quickly while his parents enjoy watching him excel academically. 

  • Age: 13.3
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 9.25
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 10.5
  • The difference after 1.5 months: 1.25 years

Connor's Elephant Age

“Connor is an amazing little wise man. He’s smart and beyond his years, thanks to Elephant Learning.” – Lenan, Mom

Learn 1 year of math in 3 months!

30 minutes a week x 3 months = 1 year of math concepts

Elephant Learning’s math academy is a proven math curriculum for kids ages 2 – 16.

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