Elephant Learning founder Dr Aditya Nagrath is our guest today joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast. Dr. Aditya Nagrath is a visionary leader on a mission to change the way that the world teaches mathematics. Dr. Nagrath is the co-founder of Elephant Learning Math Academy which is a gamification of a proven curriculum. On average, children in Elephant Learning, learn 1.5 years of mathematics in 10 weeks using the system just 30 minutes per week. Dr. Nagrath, at age 14, taught himself C++ and continued on to read books on game development and neural networks which are the basis for modern day artificial intelligence. He graduated from the University of Denver with a dual major of Mathematics and Computer Science, continuing on to graduate school while working full time as a software developer to graduate with a PhD in Mathematics & Computer Science 7 years later. How The Dots Joined Up For Elephant Learning After at decade in University, Dr. Nagrath graduated to found Elephant Head Software where he lead a team of no more than 10 engineers to bring over 35 different product lines with over 50 different applications to market between 2009 and 2016. In 2016, Dr. Nagrath co-founded Elephant Learning with Professor Alvaro Arias from the University of Denver in order to bring transformational change to America's education system.
Your child will learn at least 1 year of mathematics over the course of the next 3 months using our system just 10 minutes/day, 3 days per week or we will provide you a full refund.
We are not considered to be common core. Most parents find common core to be confusing and frustrating. Our system is straightforward, and our reports help you understand what your student is working on and how you can take learning outside of the system.
Because we teach mathematics as a language, we are compatible with all standards and curriculums including Common Core, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and etc... Students that come through our system are better able to understand the teacher regardless of the standard or curriculum being used.
Your student's Elephant AgeTM will go up by at least 1 year over the course of 3 months when your student uses Elephant Learning on average 30 minutes per week. Recommended usage is 10 minutes per day, 3 days per week. If it does not please contact support and we will provide you with a full refund. If at anytime within the three months, your student is struggling or requires additional help, just contact us and we will provide additional coaching.
We cover from counting through Algebra. If your student is working on any of these subjects or struggling with upper level mathematics, then our system was made to help them. We find their initial level of understanding using a Placement Exam and then begin building intuition and understanding into the topics at their level of understanding.
We have had success with students from all backgrounds because we teach mathematics as a language. Because all students learn language, all students tend to see success.
The fundamental ideas of mathematics are sort of like the colors, a student needs to exhibit the idea in order for us to label these ideas. After that, Algebra takes these ideas and adds language so that we can use these ideas to build more complex and abstract tools. When we think of mathematics as a language rather than a set of processes that answer the question "How do I do this?" then students develop understanding and intuition. All of that allows students to better understand the teacher within the classroom regardless of the curriculum or standard being used. The end result is that mathematics becomes fun for these students -- new ways to solve familiar problems.
Our only mission is to empower children with mathematics. Got a question? We LOVE mathematics and are happy to help!