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About Us

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, what we know now about math and how it affects our children's development and chances of success down the road are paramount. Compelled to at least ensure my own child learn these materials, you are looking at the pinnacle of my life's work as a mathematicians, software engineer & technologist, and entrepreneur.

I truly hope you enjoy your experience and 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 on child development. Waking 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 is at the heart of Elephant Learning.

It turns out, that if you were to teach your child only one subject, that research shows that the subject should be Mathematics.  Children that do more math are better readers, writers, speakers, and problem solvers.  Preschool math scores predict overall scores into elementary school, and 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 it's 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 the statistics and their meanings and intention becomes more important than ever.  The high paying jobs of today and the future lost before the child even entered 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%.

In 2007, the census bureau estimates that the high school drop outs, from that year alone, lost 325 billion dollars of lifetime income due to not graduating from college.  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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