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Case Study: John
Feb 10

John’s Story: Excelling in Math With ADHD

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

At an early age, John was diagnosed with ADHD which made him a depressed and anxious eight-year-old boy. His parents homeschooled John to give him the extra attention he needed. Finding online learning platforms such as Elephant Learning was paramount to his academic success so far. 

 

1.) Challenges

Being diagnosed with ADHD, depression, and general anxiety disorder is a lot to take on as a kid. John’s mom did whatever she could to support her son, especially in school. She decided to pull him from the traditional setting to give him extra attention through homeschool.

However, the transition was challenging. John’s mom felt ill-equipped to teach mathematics. Plus, she struggled to find the correct balance of medications that would help John focus while learning. 

On top of trying to manage four other kids, the situation was incredibly stressful. Everything seemed hopeless to help John live up to the amazing potential she knew her son had. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

But John’s mom was a superhero. In her free time, she researched and looked for programs that would support John and help him focus on learning mathematics. She realized that John enjoyed playing games rather than doing homework. So she looked for game-like apps that could teach math but still be fun. 

To her relief, she found Elephant Learning and decided to enroll John into the Elephant Learning Math Academy. After winning, John was on a path to success. 

Related: Case Study: Dillon

3.) John’s Experience With Elephant Learning

John’s mom was right. John loved playing math games on his tablet. The structure kept his engagement and lowered his anxiety. He played every day without whining or getting distracted.

Related: It’s More Than Just Math: It’s Fear, Growth, and Adaptation

4.) John’s Results 

John has quickly closed his knowledge gap and is currently catching up with students his age.  His mom is optimistic that he will be able to transition back to public school next year. 

  • Age: 9
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 6.3
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 7
  • The difference after 1.75 months: .7 years

John's Elephant Age

“John is catching up, and Elephant Learning is improving his confidence with ease” – Mom, Caroline

 

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Case Study: Alana
Feb 03

Alana Shows Learning Math is Possible Even With Congenital Conditions

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

Gifted Alana is a superstar at school but suffers from vision and congenital issues. Her parents wanted to provide her with all the tools to stoke her passion for learning but were strained financially from medical bills. 

1.) Challenges

When Alana was three, her parents found out she was blind in one eye. Surgeries to correct her blindness left her without depth perception and reduced spatial reasoning, fine motor skills, and balance. 

After being diagnosed with a congenital condition called Persistent Fetal Vasculature, the doctors predicted Alana would never see. The developmental disorder would further cause the vasculature in her eyes to wither and regress, causing blindness in both eyes. 

Her parents are happy that she retained some of her eyesight, but the condition required Alana to have 19 specialty lenses and an intraocular lens implant — most of which her parents paid out of pocket. 

Alana’s parents always go the extra mile to make sure their daughter gets the medical attention she needs, but it put a financial burden on their shoulders. 

Despite her vision, Alana is intellectually gifted.  

She started speaking in full sentences at 16 months and started first grade at five years old. Her parents looked into gifted programs at The University of Denver but unfortunately, they were too expensive. 

Alana stayed in public school but she was losing interest because it was not challenging. Besides, the rapport between Alana’s teacher and herself was poor since her teacher believed Alana’s vision would hinder her. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

To find a mathematics program that would fit within their means, Alana’s parents found Elephant Learning’s Math Scholarship. Alana’s heartfelt story won them the scholarship, reducing the monthly $35 tuition. 

Related: How Math Determines Your Child’s Overall Success

3.) Alana’s Experience With Elephant Learning

Alana loves math, so when her parents signed her up for Elephant Learning she immediately loved the program. It has piqued her interest and gives her feedback on where she can grow. Learning at her own pace helps caters to her individual needs and allows her to enjoy school with ease. Her younger brother even loves learning more math and playing with his sister! 

Related: The Early Years: Teaching Young Children Math Concepts

4.) Alana’s Results 

  • Age: 6.5 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 6.3 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 8.3 years
  • The difference after 3 months: 1.7 years

Alana's Elephant Age

“Learning at her own pace with Elephant Learning caters to her individual needs and allows her to enjoy school with ease.” – Mom

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3 months!

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

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Case Study: Jacy
Jan 28

How Jacy Learned to Love Math Problems With Elephant Learning

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

Jacy was two years behind in mathematics and lied about her homework. Mom, Alyssa, struggled with math herself and was frustrated trying to help Jacy break down her mathematical barriers. 

Elephant Learning Math Academy and gamification changed everything for the family. The results below speak for themselves. 

1.) Challenges

According to mom, Alyssa, “Math homework was nothing but a nightmare.” 

Jacy (11 years old) would frequently lie about mathematics homework or  “forget” to bring it home. When she admitted to having homework, it would take her hours to complete one page. Alyssa adds, “There was even yelling and crying from both of us.”  As a result, Jacy was two years behind in mathematics, even though she was advancing through school. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

After trying two different after-school math clubs, flashcards, practice sheets, and correcting old assignments with Jacy, Alyssa felt burn out. Mathematics was never Alyssa’s strength, so she was terrified and frustrated trying to help her child succeed.

Nothing was working.

She wanted something that would spark her kid’s interest and engage her to do mathematics work without her pushing. 

“I decided on Elephant Learning because it was cost-effective and it had good reviews with results.”  

Related: How Math Determines Your Child’s Overall Success

3.) Jacy’s Experience With Elephant Learning

To Alyssa’s relief, Jacy “Loves the selection of games, especially the ones with her favorite animals.” 

Jacy’s tears at math time stopped. Plus, Alyssa is pleased that Jacy never needs reminding to practice mathematics. The games keep her learning but provide entertainment to keep it fun. She loves how the avatars grow up as they advance and enjoy their characters. 

In Alyssa’s words, “They never get bored.”

Related: Homeschool Parents Love Elephant Learning — A Review

4.) Jacy’s Results 

Jacy's Elephant Age

Jacy 

Over the course of one summer vacation playing three days or more with Elephant Learning, Jacy went from two years behind in mathematics to only eight points from being at level!  

Alyssa is proud Jacy doesn’t hide her homework or isn’t hesitant to correct problems she got wrong. 

“We have a whole school year left and I am confident she will catch up,” Alyssa beams. 

  • Age: 11.6 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 9.10 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 11.06 years
  • The difference after six months: 1.42 years in 3 months
“I love Jacy never argues with me when I remind her to practice mathematics. I am happy when she is done and says it wasn’t even hard. ” – Mom, Alyssa

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

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Case Study: Kyle*
Jan 21

No More Tears at Math Time For Kyle

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

Kyle was failing math and disrupting class only to come home and cry about math homework. With Elephant Learning, he now has no problem doing math on his own, and in fact, challenges himself to do more work than recommended. 

1.) Challenges

Mathematics to Kyle felt hopeless. He was failing at school and crying about the work at home. Full of frustration and whining, Kyle’s afterschool mathematics sessions were futile. His mom recalls, “It was always, I don’t remember how to do it!” as his go-to reason for avoiding his homework. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

While Kyle’s mom was browsing social media she stumbled upon an ad for Elephant Learning and figured, why not? She was committed to giving him the extracurriculars to help his grade climb even if it meant investing in an online program. 

Related: How Math Determines Your Child’s Overall Success

3.) Kyle’s Experience With Elephant Learning

Kyle had no problem logging into his tablet and doing his mathematics. He even started challenging himself to dedicate more time than the recommended three times a week! According to his mom, “He’s on it every day! He logs in first thing in the morning before ‘playtime’ without pushback!” Plus, she loves how she can monitor Kyle’s results which allows her to focus more on his problem areas. 

Related: Homeschool Parents Love Elephant Learning A Review

4.) Kyle’s Results 

Kyle’s first assessment indicated what his mom already knew — Kyle was below grade level in his mathematic abilities. But within a month’s time, he advanced to his actual age plus a few years! The whole family is excited for Kyle to return to school with more confidence and mathematics knowledge! 

Kyle's Elephant Age

  • Age: 11.2 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 8.3 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 10.9 years
  • The difference after six months: 2.6 years over 2 months
“Kyle has no problem logging in to Elephant Learning. He even challenges himself to dedicate more time to math than the recommended 3x a week.” – Mom, Nicole

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Case Study: Hailee
Jan 17

Playing Math Games Relieved Hailee’s Anxiety

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

Math was just hard for Hailee. She was behind a year until one day, her mom found Elephant Learning on Facebook. Now Hailee loves the game experience and has no problem getting her math done. 

1.) Challenges

Mathematics was a vicious cycle for Hailee. The concepts challenged her, but when she couldn’t figure something out, she would get frustrated, making learning the concepts even harder.  

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

Hailee’s mom needed to find a way to break Haliee’s anxiety around math time. She saw an ad on Facebook for Elephant Learning and decided to let her daughter try it out and see if she enjoyed it. 

Related: Children Are Empowered Through Understanding

3.) Hailee’s Experience With Elephant Learning

After a few weeks of playing, Hailee was hooked. According to her mom, Elephant Learning “Was in the format of gaming experience. It was the best learning style for Hailee.” 

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

4.) Hailee’s Results 

Playing three days a week for a few weeks boosted Hailee’s mathematics understanding. She is happily closing the mathematics gap — without the anger or anxiety. Her mom adds, “She no longer hates math. When I ask her to get her math finished, she says OK!”  

  • Age: 11.9 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 9.1 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 11.2 years
  • The difference after 4 months: 2.1 years
“Hailee is more independent when doing her Math. She no longer relies on me 100%. ” – Mom, Sandra

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Kids learn 1 year of math in 3 months with the Elephant Learning math curriculum.

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