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About Us

Elephant Learning: Changing the way the world teaches mathematics.
Our Mission: Empower Children With Mathematics

Created By University Mathematicians!

Elephant Learning is a labor of hundreds of years' worth of research compiled into one, easy-to-use tool.  

Dr. Aditya Nagrath PhD

I am the creator of Elephant Learning Math Academy. We created this experience for children so that we could ensure that the next generation, including my child, has a greater chance of success.

When we started this project, we knew that we would be able to teach math concepts to children more effectively than ever before. At the same time, we know now that math skills are paramount in our children's cognitive development and chances of success down the road I felt compelled to ensure my own child learn these materials., You are looking at the pinnacle of my life's work as a mathematician, software engineer & technologist, and entrepreneur.

I truly hope you enjoy your experience. You should not hesitate to contact us with any feedback. Alvaro and I see all messages.

Dr. Alvaro Arias PhD

Professor Arias is a tenured faculty member of the University of Denver and a lifelong educator and mathematician.

Alvaro is a renowned researcher who has always believed in the power of mathematics to influence child development. He used to walk his daughters at 6 a.m. to ensure they understood math conceptually before school each morning. Elephant Learning is the results of his tireless efforts to bring math education for young children to life.

Founded In Research

Elephant Learning started with a generous grant from the Toyota Foundation and the National Science Foundation to the University of Denver where advanced mathematical research produced our breakthrough technology.


In 2016, Dr. Arias and Dr. Nagrath partnered to create Elephant Learning.  Beyond years of research in mathematics to create sophisticated algorithms, years of research in mathematics education are at the heart of Elephant Learning.

Research shows that, if you were to teach your child only one subject, that subject should be Mathematics.  Children who do more math are better readers, writers, speakers, and problem solvers.  Preschool math scores predict overall  [word “overall” suggests you mean all academic scores, or do you mean math scores here, you might want to clarify] scores into elementary school, and preschool math scores predict reading scores better than early age reading scores.  4 out of 5 children enter kindergarten unprepared for the curriculum.  Without adequate processes to remediate understanding and despite its known importance, only 1 out of 3 students in high school are proficient at math.  All of this leads to 69% of STEM majors switching to a major with less math.  As data science transfers to every field including the humanities, understanding statistics and their interpretation becomes more important than ever.  The high-paying jobs of today and the future can be lost opportunities before the child even enters kindergarten.

Why did we work so hard to make Elephant Learning the most effective math learning platform ever invented?  Because we care for our children as much as you care for yours.

Socially & Scientifically Aware

Children in underserved neighborhoods are three years behind their funded peers.  Math scores predict whether a child drops out of high school, and some of these neighborhoods have drop-out rates of 48%.

The census bureau estimates that in 2007, the high school drop outs, from that year alone, lost 325 billion dollars of lifetime income due to not graduating with their GED.  Children in these neighborhoods never had a fighting chance,  all due to a gap in math understanding.

Elephant Learning is proud to provide scholarships to underserved children as well as those who show academic merit.  Elephant Learning is partnered with Math Matters to ensure that the children who need the academy the most have access.

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