This is my honest Elephant Learning review. Our use of this app is on-going but we’ve been using it now for about 6 weeks and both of my kids have progressed by at least 1 year in math.
If your child is struggling with math (and even if they aren’t), this app will not just help them, it’s guaranteed that your child will learn a year of math in 90 days.
And they only need to practice for 30 minutes per week.
Learn a Year of Math in 90 Days – Elephant Learning App Review
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In my hunt for learning resources for my child, I discovered Elephant Learning Math Academy.
Elephant Learning is an app that your kids can play on a phone, tablet, or computer.
As soon as I saw their claim that your child would learn at least a year of math in 90 days, I signed up right away.
I’m going to share my experience with this app so far and give you an idea of what their dashboard and progress reports look like.
About The App
Here are just a few quick things you should know:
How Does Elephant Learning Teach Math?
The activities on the elephant learning app were created by early education experts at the University of Denver.
They teach the math concepts and then your child uses those concepts to solve puzzles. Each concept slowly builds upon the last, helping your child progress to more complex math concepts.
It presents ideas to your child in many different ways, because there are many different ways to represent mathematics. This ensures your child develops an actual understand of what they’re learning.
What Happens When Your Child Gets Stuck on Something?
Before I signed up for the app, I read about what happens in this situation. They loop back to earlier concepts and try again to help your child understand.
But, then I got to watch this happen first hand with my son.
He was having a tough time with his 9 times table. After he was unable to complete a couple puzzles that needed the times table it went back to asked him to give him 9 tigers (your child picks from tons of objects when they play so they can use something they like)
He was easily able to drag and drop 9 tigers on the screen.
Then it asked for 9 more, and asked him how many he had. He answered 18 and it said “Excellent 9 x 2 = 18”
It did this drag and drop and counting activity with him several times then went back to the original puzzle.
This time he was able to solve the puzzle successfully.
The app will follow this type of process each time your child struggles so you don’t have to worry about it progressing to a point where it’s too hard for them.
The Elephant Learning Dashboard
I’m going to show you some screen shots of the dashboard for my kids profiles so you can see how detailed all the information is that they give you.
The first thing you see is a quick view of their elephant age, actual age, and play time for that day.
The dashboard also includes a visual of your child’s progress (elephant age) and how it’s progressed over time.
That looks like this:
You’ll also see a list of the math concepts your child is currently working on. It shows the percentage of that concept that they’ve completed, and it’ll be color coded to let you know how they’re doing.
You can see everything my son is working on here. They all have a green circle beside them except for understanding fractions on a number line.
The green means everything is great! Your child is understanding these concepts. The red circle means they need some help understanding the concept.
It won’t move on to a new subject while your child is still in the red for a particular concept.
Plus if your child’s struggling they’ll let you know what you can do as a parent to help your child learn this skill.
Finally,it offers an in-depth explanation of each milestone and what your child is working on, plus their progress. I’ve been downloading the progress report and forwarding it to my kids’ teachers.
You can also try any of the puzzles your child is working on yourself in the parent dashboard.