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Case Study: Mabel, Abner, and Zoya
Feb 24

Case Study: Mabel, Abner, and Zoya

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

Mabel, Abner, and Zoya have learning disabilities that make math a slow and painful process for their mom during homeschooling. On top of running a busy household with seven children, finding the time or patience to teach her three kids more was daunting – until the family found Elephant Learning. 

1.) Challenges

For Mabel, (11 years old) mathematics was a hard and tedious process. She was using Math-U-See Gamma slowly and was way behind on concepts. For instance, double-digit multiplication seemed like torture, basic addition was confusing, and equivalents (like three feet equaling one yard) were not locked in. Teaching Mabel was tricky because even though it occasionally seemed like she was grasping the information, her reviews and tests showed otherwise. Her mom was trying to help with right brain strategies but also needed to give attention to her other kids, Abner and Zoya, who needed an equal amount of attention. 

Abner (13 years old) is dyslexic, which made reading math story problems extremely hard. Unless someone was reading problems to him, Abner would take three or more hours to get through a small Math-U-See lesson. Despite his dyslexia, Abner still enjoyed math.  But his mom needed a program to help him work with numbers faster so she could reduce the time she was helping him read problems. 

Zoya (8 years old), like her brother Abner, is also dyslexic. However, her dyslexia is with numbers rather than words. While doing mathematics, she would often write and say numbers backward. For example, if she read 31 in a problem, she would write down 13. Though Zoya was making slow improvements, the process was still slow and painful for her mom. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

After pouring all her creativity into helping her kids learn, eventually Mabel, Abner, and Zoya’s mom felt burnt out, feeling as though she lacked what her children needed to excel in mathematics. When she heard that Elephant Learning can help kids learn one year of math in three months, she was immediately intrigued. 

Related: Case Study: John

3.) Mabel, Abner, and Zoya’s Experience With Elephant Learning

To their mom’s surprise, all the kids loved playing on Elephant Learning. The games were intriguing and attention-grabbing. Mabel, who struggled retaining new concepts was having more “aha” moments. Concepts were clicking faster and easier. 

All along, Abner and Zoya were finding it easier to read and understand math without their dyslexia reducing their performance. The game structure meant less reading math problems, and more hearing them for Abner. On the other hand, number visualization helped reduce number errors for Zoya. 

Related: The Three-Step Method to Teaching Math

4.) Mabel, Abner, and Zoya’s Results 

Mabel

  • Age: 12.4 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 7.9 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 9.3 years
  • The difference after 2 months: 1.4 years

Mabel's Elephant Age

Abner

  • Age: 14.3 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 7.8 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 10.3 years
  • The difference after 2 months: 2.5 years

Abner's Elephant Age

Zoya

  • Age: 8.2 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 5.75 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 7.4 years
  • The difference after 2 months: 1.65 years

Zoya's Elephant Age

 

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Case Study: Connor
Feb 17

Case Study: Connor

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

Even though Connor is an “amazing little man” only at age 12, issues with migraines and concentration made him fall behind in mathematics at school. His parents chose to homeschool him to catch him up but struggled to do so until they found Elephant Learning. 

1.) Challenges

Connor’s inability to focus due to severe headaches forced his parents to pull him from the classroom and start homeschooling him. But even one-on-one attention was not doing the trick. Math anxiety and a pending ADHD diagnosis made learning at home even harder for the family. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

Connor’s mom was inundated trying to run a household, work, and raise her other boy at the same time. She needed a platform to help Connor conquer mathematics in a way that wouldn’t trigger anxiety or migraines, as well as free up her time. After reading a review on Facebook, she decided to give Elephant Learning Math Academy a try. 

Related: Later Elementary Math Concepts and Strategies: What Parents Need to Know for Grades 3-6

3.) Connor’s Experience With Elephant Learning

After a few weeks of playing 30-minutes a week, Connor’s mom had already begun to notice a difference. Connor enjoyed math time, had no issues engaging, and was learning new concepts. Though he had occasional headaches, they did not prevent him from doing his work. 

Related: How Elephant Learning Teaches Early Mathematics

4.) Connor’s Results 

Over time, Connor has learned coping skills to study without stress. He plays on Elephant Learning frequently and learns quickly while his parents enjoy watching him excel academically. 

  • Age: 13.3
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 9.25
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 10.5
  • The difference after 1.5 months: 1.25 years

Connor's Elephant Age

“Connor is an amazing little wise man. He’s smart and beyond his years, thanks to Elephant Learning.” – Lenan, Mom

Learn 1 year of math in
3 months!

30 minutes a week x 3 months = 1 year of math concepts

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Case Study: John
Feb 10

Case Study: John

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

At an early age, John was diagnosed with ADHD which made him a depressed and anxious eight-year-old boy. His parents homeschooled John to give him the extra attention he needed. Finding online learning platforms such as Elephant Learning was paramount to his academic success so far. 

 

1.) Challenges

Being diagnosed with ADHD, depression, and general anxiety disorder is a lot to take on as a kid. John’s mom did whatever she could to support her son, especially in school. She decided to pull him from the traditional setting to give him extra attention through homeschool.

However, the transition was challenging. John’s mom felt ill-equipped to teach mathematics. Plus, she struggled to find the correct balance of medications that would help John focus while learning. 

On top of trying to manage four other kids, the situation was incredibly stressful. Everything seemed hopeless to help John live up to the amazing potential she knew her son had. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

But John’s mom was a superhero. In her free time, she researched and looked for programs that would support John and help him focus on learning mathematics. She realized that John enjoyed playing games rather than doing homework. So she looked for game-like apps that could teach math but still be fun. 

To her relief, she found Elephant Learning and decided to enroll John into the Elephant Learning Math Academy. After winning, John was on a path to success. 

Related: Case Study: Dillon

3.) John’s Experience With Elephant Learning

John’s mom was right. John loved playing math games on his tablet. The structure kept his engagement and lowered his anxiety. He played every day without whining or getting distracted.

Related: It’s More Than Just Math: It’s Fear, Growth, and Adaptation

4.) John’s Results 

John has quickly closed his knowledge gap and is currently catching up with students his age.  His mom is optimistic that he will be able to transition back to public school next year. 

  • Age: 9
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 6.3
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 7
  • The difference after 1.75 months: .7 years

John's Elephant Age

“John is catching up, and Elephant Learning is improving his confidence with ease” – Mom, Caroline

 

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Case Study: Alana
Feb 03

Case Study: Alana

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

Gifted Alana is a superstar at school but suffers from vision and congenital issues. Her parents wanted to provide her with all the tools to stoke her passion for learning but were strained financially from medical bills. 

1.) Challenges

When Alana was three, her parents found out she was blind in one eye. Surgeries to correct her blindness left her without depth perception and reduced spatial reasoning, fine motor skills, and balance. 

After being diagnosed with a congenital condition called Persistent Fetal Vasculature, the doctors predicted Alana would never see. The developmental disorder would further cause the vasculature in her eyes to wither and regress, causing blindness in both eyes. 

Her parents are happy that she retained some of her eyesight, but the condition required Alana to have 19 specialty lenses and an intraocular lens implant — most of which her parents paid out of pocket. 

Alana’s parents always go the extra mile to make sure their daughter gets the medical attention she needs, but it put a financial burden on their shoulders. 

Despite her vision, Alana is intellectually gifted.  

She started speaking in full sentences at 16 months and started first grade at five years old. Her parents looked into gifted programs at The University of Denver but unfortunately, they were too expensive. 

Alana stayed in public school but she was losing interest because it was not challenging. Besides, the rapport between Alana’s teacher and herself was poor since her teacher believed Alana’s vision would hinder her. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

To find a mathematics program that would fit within their means, Alana’s parents found Elephant Learning’s Math Scholarship. Alana’s heartfelt story won them the scholarship, reducing the monthly $35 tuition. 

Related: How Math Determines Your Child’s Overall Success

3.) Alana’s Experience With Elephant Learning

Alana loves math, so when her parents signed her up for Elephant Learning she immediately loved the program. It has piqued her interest and gives her feedback on where she can grow. Learning at her own pace helps caters to her individual needs and allows her to enjoy school with ease. Her younger brother even loves learning more math and playing with his sister! 

Related: The Early Years: Teaching Young Children Math Concepts

4.) Alana’s Results 

  • Age: 6.5 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 6.3 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 8.3 years
  • The difference after 3 months: 1.7 years

Alana's Elephant Age

“Learning at her own pace with Elephant Learning caters to her individual needs and allows her to enjoy school with ease.” – Mom

Learn 1 year of math in
3 months!

30 minutes a week x 3 months = 1 year of math concepts

Elephant Learning’s math academy is a proven math curriculum for kids ages 2 – 16.

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Case Study: Jacy
Jan 28

Case Study: Jacy

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

Summary

Jacy was two years behind in mathematics and lied about her homework. Mom, Alyssa, struggled with math herself and was frustrated trying to help Jacy break down her mathematical barriers. 

Elephant Learning Math Academy and gamification changed everything for the family. The results below speak for themselves. 

1.) Challenges

According to mom, Alyssa, “Math homework was nothing but a nightmare.” 

Jacy (11 years old) would frequently lie about mathematics homework or  “forget” to bring it home. When she admitted to having homework, it would take her hours to complete one page. Alyssa adds, “There was even yelling and crying from both of us.”  As a result, Jacy was two years behind in mathematics, even though she was advancing through school. 

2.) Finding Elephant Learning

After trying two different after-school math clubs, flashcards, practice sheets, and correcting old assignments with Jacy, Alyssa felt burn out. Mathematics was never Alyssa’s strength, so she was terrified and frustrated trying to help her child succeed.

Nothing was working.

She wanted something that would spark her kid’s interest and engage her to do mathematics work without her pushing. 

“I decided on Elephant Learning because it was cost-effective and it had good reviews with results.”  

Related: How Math Determines Your Child’s Overall Success

3.) Jacy’s Experience With Elephant Learning

To Alyssa’s relief, Jacy “Loves the selection of games, especially the ones with her favorite animals.” 

Jacy’s tears at math time stopped. Plus, Alyssa is pleased that Jacy never needs reminding to practice mathematics. The games keep her learning but provide entertainment to keep it fun. She loves how the avatars grow up as they advance and enjoy their characters. 

In Alyssa’s words, “They never get bored.”

Related: Homeschool Parents Love Elephant Learning — A Review

4.) Jacy’s Results 

Jacy's Elephant Age

Jacy 

Over the course of one summer vacation playing three days or more with Elephant Learning, Jacy went from two years behind in mathematics to only eight points from being at level!  

Alyssa is proud Jacy doesn’t hide her homework or isn’t hesitant to correct problems she got wrong. 

“We have a whole school year left and I am confident she will catch up,” Alyssa beams. 

  • Age: 11.6 years
  • Starting Elephant Learning Age: 9.10 years
  • Current Elephant Learning Age: 11.06 years
  • The difference after six months: 1.42 years in 3 months
“I love Jacy never argues with me when I remind her to practice mathematics. I am happy when she is done and says it wasn’t even hard. ” – Mom, Alyssa

Learn 1 year of math in
3 months!

30 minutes a week x 3 months = 1 year of math concepts

Elephant Learning’s match academy is a proven math curriculum for kids ages 2 – 16.

>>>Get Started<<<

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