Case Study: Zoey and Buddy

Grandparents are Thrilled Their Grandkids are Excelling at Homeschool

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Dec 23
Case Study: Zoey and Buddy

Zoey and Buddy bring tons of joy to their grandparent’s lives. Though both grandparents adore their grandchildren, they struggled to homeschool them in mathematics. 

1.) Challenges

Both kids had distinct challenges met by Elephant Learning’s math program. 


Zoey was behind in mathematics by national standards, even though she excelled in art and languages. To her grandparents, Zoey is, “The butterfly in our family, always happy and singing.” Zoey loved school but struggled in math, despite her best efforts. Her grandparents worked on her confidence while tackling her weaknesses. 

Related: Why Your Child is Behind in Math (Yes, Even Your Child) 


Buddy was at-level in mathematics by national standards. In fact, he excelled in all school subjects. Buddy was, “A perfectionist by nature.” He got upset when he missed answers and was elated when he earned 100% on any exam. His grandparents worked hard to supplement his math to make sure he did not give in to laziness. The bottom line is that Buddy needed more mathematics to keep him interested in the subject. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

Money is tight in the family, so their grandparents looked for programs with scholarships. They immediately applied when they learned that Elephant Learning offered a scholarship with Math Matters. Their heartwarming story lowered their fees from $35 per student a month to only $10 per student! 

Related: The Early Years: Teaching Young Children Math Concepts

3.) Zoey and Buddy’s Results With Elephant Learning 


Zoey started with an Elephant age three years below her level. After playing an average of 30 minutes a day, she has improved almost two and a half years in her Elephant Learning age! 

  • Age: 7 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 4.10 years (below level) 
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 6.38 years (at level)
  • The difference after six months: 2.28 years! 


Buddy loves math, but boredom held him back a year according to his Elephant Learning age. Playing on Elephant Math games brought his math skills above-level for his age! 

  • Age: 6 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 5.00 years (below level) 
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 6.50 years (above level)
  • The difference after six months: 1.50 years!