Dear Mr. Capone,
Using the Let’s Go Learn online platform was simple and easy. Margy and her team were very helpful and even gave us an online tutorial on how to use the programme effectively.
The learners were able to navigate through the test easily, and it was a great bonus that the instructions were given verbally. This prevented learners from getting answers wrong based on their reading ability.
It was an eye-opener for us and the school we work with to see how many of the learners were below grade level. There were some that tested 2-4 years below grade level.
After completing the test, we assigned Grade 3 learners to the math program “10 Monkeys” and Grade 5 and 6 learners to the Khan Academy videos. We did this for 5 months.
After the 5 months, we were ready to do a post-test with Let’s Go Learn to see how the learners had progressed. While we saw big improvements in Grade 3 learners, the Grade 6 learners’ improvements were only slight. This test was incredibly helpful as now we could really see whether the intervention was working and also where we could improve.
Whilst Khan Academy is a fantastic programme, we found learners going to find math problems that they had already solved and that were really easy for them to do instead of trying to master the problems they were actually struggling with.
We are extremely happy that Let’s Go Learn has offered to sponsor accounts to their online math learning platform, LGL Edge. We will be testing this out with our Grade 5 and 6 learners to investigate if their programme will help our learners to excel. We think that it will be extremely helpful as the programme explains concepts in a very basic, child-friendly way. At the end of the year, we will again conduct a Let’s Go Learn test to see progress for the second half of the year.
Thank you again to Let’s Go Learn for your ongoing support and for allowing us to help learners who could not afford these services. We hope that this partnership will be a lasting one and that we will see successes through the Edge programme.
The Bottomup Team