It’s true, success is all about connections.
Neuroscience research shows: the highest achieving people in the world are those with the most connected brains. Struggly gives children lots of opportunities to develop brain connections with multiple forms of math.
Think of an ideal gym – but for the brain.
The best times for our brains and learning are when we are struggling. If your children are working at the edge of their understanding, find something difficult, and keep going, their brains get the best possible workout. Uffff.
What really ‘clicked’ will never ‘crack’ – not even under pressure.
Our working memory fails us in stressful exams without deep understanding of number sense. Struggly helps children develop a number sense that becomes second nature and that they can rely on at all times.
See your investment grow – instead of your problems.
Today, math anxiety begins as early as age five and often increases throughout the school years to the point where math is avoided altogether. Struggly takes a preventive approach, laying the foundation for solid math understanding (and enthusiasm) in the critical age period.
The perfect addition to any math curriculum.
For children from five to twelve years.
You can create up to five children’s accounts. Progress and badges are saved for each child individually.
Your children’s development is tracked using an algorithm and their task schedule is individually adjusted.
We provide parental support with tips and advice to guide your kids’ math learning.
Testimonials from schools and families:
Struggly has been wonderful in my classroom! My students are loving the 'struggle' and can't wait for our struggly session during the week.
It is so wonderful to see the joy when they complete a task that they have struggled their way through and the enjoyment of collecting badges for persistence and effort rather than speeding through something.
Struggly was a great challenge for my students when they were done with in-class work. They were motivated to get their work done so they could work on the challenges. My students always asked to work on it when they were done with their in-class work.
The app has a low floor and high ceiling. All of my students were able to experience the struggle and find joy in eventual solving. I would love to use it with my kids again next year.
Struggly has been a challenging, fun way for my students to try math in a game like setting! It was a great way to challenge students and see what they could learn! It also showed them that mistakes are ok! My students absolutely loved Struggly and I hope that we can use it again next year!
My students have really enjoyed using Struggly. Each week I notice more and more students choosing Struggly as their technology game of choice in the classroom when given the opportunity to choose a game site.
My students have thoroughly enjoyed Struggly, it has been their app of choice ever since we began using it. They believe it is fun, and they really are drawn to it. From a teacher's perspective, I think it has helped them to be less frustrated and more motivated to solve difficult problems. Instead of giving up, they continue to work.
It is a fun site to go to at school when I am finished with my assignment work that keeps me challenged.
I like Struggly because it actually makes me think yet it is super fun at the same time.
Struggly is a game perfect for your brain because it challenges you to think.
Struggly is a good application to help with creating a growth mindset. Before Struggly, my mindset was more fixed about puzzles and challenges and now I am excited to challenge myself.
It isn't easy, challenges my brain in a different way.
Gives immediate feedback so I know when I am wrong.
I love to play Struggly. I like all the challenges and like my brain learning more. I like unlocking new tasks and stuff. I also like to get the answers right and also get them wrong cause my brain gets bigger.
It makes me think harder because it makes me struggle.
I like that I can struggle with a level and take my time to work through it.
Sometimes I get mad at Struggly, but it is called Struggly for a reason! And that reason is to never give up! I enjoy Mighty Mosaic, NIM, and the Tangrams. I find some of the other ones hard – they look simple but can be hard at times. I enjoy Struggly a lot!!
The thing I enjoy about Struggly is it always makes you find a way and try new things. What I find challenging is that it's hard – I don't really know how to word it – but it's hard.
Struggly is a struggle sometimes, so that's why its name is Struggly. I like Struggly because it is hard and it stretches my brain. it is awesome. Struggly is an awesome program.
What I like about Struggly is that it's a puzzle. It also makes learning more fun because it is kind of like a game. Another reason is there are so many different things you can do so if you get bored with one task, then you can do another thing. Sometimes you want to finish a task so badly! But it is super hard, so it takes longer to finish it. I like Struggly.
I like that it makes your brain think hard. What is challenging for me is trying to solve the problems on my own without too much help or helping others, but I think that is good – so everyone can learn new things in their own way. I like that it is not a timing game. it is a nice thinking game that can help you learn new things and get new stuff which is fun because the more you do, the more new thinking games you get.
I feel that Struggly is a great experience for me. It has helped me with math and problem-solving, but also to think about and check my answer instead of submitting it right away. I love the challenge and how every level gets harder. I struggle when every level gets harder but I love that struggle! It teaches me that I need to keep going and not give up!
I like Struggly because it helps me learn. It is fun and challenging and I like to be challenged.
I like that Struggly has different levels with new things added to the level. It is fun to figure out what needs to be done.
I love Struggly because it teaches you a growth mindset. You learn all types of things like fractions, decimals, money, and patterns. It has a lot of different challenges that really make me think.
Struggly is very fun to play. It can be hard at first, but it helps my brain grow and is helping me do better in math. It feels good to complete a level I have been working on for a long time.
I really like Struggly because it helps my brain grow. It can be hard, but I learn something every day. My favorite task is Decimals in the Well because it is about money and money is good.
As a homeschooling mom, I have a lot of experience weeding through different curriculums and learning programs for our kids. There are so many options out there. But this one was a really amazing find! It’s engaging, challenging, but best of all it is really fun! Seeing the accomplishment on our kids faces when they solve something they were stuck on is the best! I highly recommend it!
My students are enjoying the struggle. They are learning so much about themselves as they get frustrated figuring out the puzzles but then feel proud when they make the connections and succeed. Struggly is so good for my students!!!
My student Kolton says: "Struggly makes my brain hurt sometimes, but then I feel so awesome when I figure out the problem...
My six-year-old son has been using Struggly for a few months now, and he loves it! Recently, I have noticed that he is able to do complex addition problems that are well beyond what I have taught him at home or what he has learned in school. I realized that he must have learned it from Struggly. I am amazed at how he is able to logically solve problems using his own approach.
What an amazing platform you have created! All the teachers and students I have seen engaging with Struggly have been in love with it. I’ve been delighted to see how well it reinforces growth mindset messages and teaches math in a rigorous, creative, visual and playful way!
I have been using the family subscription for the last four months to support five students with the greatest deficits. Their parents have received Growth Mindset information and learning keys from the Struggly web app. I have noticed that one of these students (8th grade) has shown steady improvement in her math scores over the time period. I just received a contact from her mother who said, "Yes, she is doing Struggly, it is helping her". This is a strong testimony to me!
We both love it! She thinks it’s fun and the parent guide is so helpful! I’ve done a few math and learning apps with her but this one is my favorite. I love how the parent guide goes in depth about what she’s doing and why it works.
When I told my students last week that Struggly helps them understand math better, they didn’t believe me. They think it’s just fun.
They laugh hysterically when they discover they are encouraged to struggle and mistakes are celebrated. Finding the “hack” or Easter egg has been a huge deal for the last week or two…
Thank you for all you work on this app!!! It’s turning out great!
I bought my nephew a Struggly subscription for his 9th birthday. I didn't have to explain anything. My nephew - even though he doesn't know any English yet - started right away and didn't want to stop.
I was surprised at how well Struggly works. My daughter (8) is rather unmotivated to spend a long time on math-related tasks and exercises. Struggly got her excited right from the start. And the best part is that she persevered and once even sat down to a task that my husband and I couldn't solve ourselves, only to proudly present us with the solution 20 minutes later. I would never have thought that was possible before.
I would enthusiastically recommend Struggly to anyone with children (or anyone at all!) My children beg to play Struggly each night (as opposed to their console video games), and then beg for "extra time" when their allotted time is up - which is easy to grant since it's a learning tool.
My own son just tested "high average" on his latest MAP assessment in math. That is just crazy to us considering a year ago at this time he was "far below average". His growth rate from this Fall to this Winter was in the 99th percentile. I attribute most of this to his change in attitude about math. Thank you, Struggly!
My son felt safe exploring mathematical concepts AND making mistakes as he went. I observed that this allowed him to have an open mind about new concepts that he would normally have wanted to quit at the first sign of difficulty or misunderstanding.
As a teacher, I have spent hours trying out math applications to recommend to families, and finally feel I can wholeheartedly recommend this one that was thoughtfully created by Dr. Boaler and the whole Struggly team.
I am really excited by what I am already seeing in my students as they begin to use Struggly. It is so different from what they are used to doing when they are "assigned math"...I love how there are no directions and they have to figure out what to do, and I watch their faces light up when they begin to explore, get stuck, and struggle. I found myself telling a student that got stuck and then thought about a strategy for "Leap Frogs" for a while, then attacked the task, "You are learning to struggle better." They really were beaming at this prospect. I have heard back from families that they are loving it.
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From published research studies on Jo Boaler's approach:An approach to mathematics that creates results.
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