Have you seen the Elephant Learning ads that state “learn 1 year of math in 90 days, guaranteed”? Well, I saw them and I thought I have a reluctant math learner, let me give this a try. So we tried it, and here is my Elephant Learning math review.
Earlier this year I was struggling with my older daughter. In a true stereotypical girl way, she loves reading, writing, poetry and all things creative, but math….. Well, that’s a whole other story.
My oldest likes math so finding a good fit for him was not so hard, but my daughter, my second in line, Oh I tried so many things. Rod and staff, A.C.E. Paces, CTC Math, but the reaction was always the same, dread…
Elephant Learning Math
I decided since nothing else was working what did we have to lose. Elephant learning promises 1 year of math in 90 Days I decided to take those odds.
So after doing a little research, I learned that they state they teach math through language, not memorization. Even though I was not quite sure what that meant, we gave it a go.
I signed up both my 1st-grade boy Westin and my 3rd-grade girl Aspen in early March of 2019. I told myself If I did not see serious progress by the end of the school year in May, we would quit and keep looking for answers elsewhere.
Upon starting elephant learning children get an Elephant Age that shows up right next to their real age. When we started my daughters’ elephant age was 7.7 despite the fact her real age at the time was 8.7. At being an entire year behind I thought this was s good chance to really test what Elephant Learning could do.
It took a bit for her but within a month she started climbing, and sure enough before 90 days hit she had progressed more than 1 year!
My first grader Westin, well he is a bit different. He didn’t struggle to quite the extent his sister did, and he actually prefers math over anything reading or writing-related.
Westin’s age when he started was 6.3 and his Elephant Age was 5.9. So he was only a few months off. Westin took to it very easily and started progressing very quickly. The Elephant Learning style was perfect for him.
So true to their promise within 90 days Westin had progressed more than a year, which for him was actually further than his age, and as he sits now he is about 6 months ahead of his age, and that’s including a summer break.
During summer break I only made them do math 1-2 times a week. Which probably kept them from going backward but not really progressing either. Now that we have been back to school for a few weeks I expect to see their numbers start to climb again.
What to like about Elephant Learning
I actually like quite a lot about this math program, it helps make homeschooling a little bit easier and anything that can help with that I’m a fan.
- Allows you to set time limits so the kid will easily know when they hit the goal you want for them.
- Lets them choose from a variety of images so they don’t get so easily bored.
- Teaches using language, so the child hears many different types of accents, just adds a bit of cultural learning.
- Easy to use app can be added to a phone or tablet for quick learning on the go.
- Doesn’t take a lot of time commitment to see progress.
- Isn’t expensive and even offers scholarships based on family income.
- Kids find it a fun and entertaining way to learn.
With the ease of Elephant Learning Math, I have been able to put one child on Math and know they won’t need much help freeing me up to work with another child on something else.
Elephant Learning Math Review
My experience with Elephant Learning Math has been a good one. They teach in a way that I have not seen before and certainly wasn’t common in the time I was a child. With their approach to teaching math through language, it seems to break through the learning process much quicker. And hey if learning can happen in a quicker, more efficient way that my kids also enjoy then that’s a win/win for this homeschool mom.
Too often when children get behind in a subject it affects their self-esteem. Then it can become a vicious cycle. They feel less than adequate so they shut down, then they learn less, so they don’t catch up to where they need to be and they continue to feel like a failure.
The Elephant Learning way of math seems to break through that cycle. For us Elephant learning math has been instrumental it brought back the fun, dropped the barriers, and showed these early learners how to be and feel successful at math.
I will be the first person to tell you there are many awesome learning resources at this day in age. With the gift that is the internet just about everything is at our fingertips, that includes great homeschooling, teaching/ learning, curriculum tools. So are there many great math resources out there? Most definatly. However if you have looked and tried many things and still seem to come up short handed you might give Elephant Learning Math a try, you may just be pleasantly surprised ♡♡♡
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Beth is a mother of 5 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.