For a homeschooling mom with math anxiety and a busy family of six children, Elephant Learning delivers math concepts, engagement, and stunning success.
Math anxiety can affect adults just as much as it affects schoolchildren. Recent reports have suggested that as many as 97% of adult Americans experience math anxiety, with as many as 17% exhibiting high levels of math anxiety.
Math anxiety can make us feel that we are just not capable of doing math. This sparks a never-ending spiral in which math becomes more difficult, and our confidence in our ability to understand becomes increasingly diminished.
This is also exactly what was happening with Anthony, Liam, and Elliot’s mother, Stephanie. “My husband is excellent at math,” she explains, “but he was working around 80 hours a week.” As a busy mom homeschooling her six children, she needed help to deliver daily math lessons.
Stephanie struggled to engage eight-year-old Liam, who was finding it challenging to enjoy math. “It’s a chore just to get him to listen to an explanation of his math work,” says Stephanie. Eleven-year-old Anthony loved math and was good at it, but Mom wanted to ensure he had the resources he needed to reach his full potential.
Stephanie found the resource she was looking for in Elephant Learning. With its individualized approach, the app offered the extra help Liam needed while ensuring that Anthony received the challenge he required to continue progressing. She also applied for and received an Elephant Learning scholarship to help pay for the app's costs.
In addition to helping all three children with their math lessons, Elephant Learning managed to engage even a reluctant learner like Liam. It also alleviated the stress of delivering math lessons to six homeschooled children, for busy mom Stephanie.
And the results speak for themselves. Anthony began Elephant Learning almost three years behind most of his peers, but he had already caught up within six months. Liam was also slightly behind, but within six months, he had surpassed most of his peers. Six-year-old brother Elliot also gained over a year's worth of math in those same six months!
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We are not common core. We created our system independently of any other curriculum or standard as a way of "starting over" and "doing it right." Having said that, we cover the essential topics and treat mathematics as a language, so we are compatible with ALL curriculums and standards including common core.
Many parents find common core frustrating and confusing. Our system is straightforward, and our reports allow parents to understand how we intend to teach each subject. We also provide activities that parents can do with their students to take learning outside of the system.
We cover from counting through Algebra. We have seen students as young as 2 years of age achieve success. If you have an older student who is struggling with upper-level mathematics, it tends to be due to a misconception that occurs in Algebra or earlier. Our system will detect gaps in understanding and fill them with activities that were proven by third-party research to teach the concepts effectively.