Why are kids so motivated to learn on this e-Learning platform?

The pandemic has disrupted the education ecosystem.

As home-based learning gains popularity, students today are forced to learn beyond the four walls of the classroom.

And parents find it a challenge to motivate their child to learn math on their own.

But one of Singapore’s most popular math eLearning platform, KooBits, may hold the secret to effective learning at home.

Sze Kai Sing Sherene, who is in Primary 2, enjoys the challenges on KooBits.

One happy parent, Mdm Sabrina Ahmad, said her son saw significant improvement in math and learning attitude since he started using KooBits in Primary 4.

“From borderline passes, his Math has moved up one grade!”

“I hope that by the time he sits for his PSLE, he would be able to get a B or an A,” she said.

Mdm Shyamli Prakash said her nine-year-old son Atharva Kohgave loves to practice on KooBits since he was in Primary 2.

“The videos are very clear and even when he makes a mistake, he can learn from the step-by-step solutions,” she said.

But it’s not just parents who are using this math platform regularly.

Nearly half of all Primary Schools in Singapore use KooBits as part of their curriculum too. It follows strictly to MOE’s math syllabus. And teachers frequently assign homework through the platform.

But what makes KooBits so engaging to kids, parents and teachers?

You can trace it down to 3 reasons:

1. KooBits uses interactive animations to teach math

E-learning platforms like KooBits recognise that children today – the Gen-Z – have grown up around a plethora of interactive apps like Tik Tok, Instagram and YouTube all around them.

However, our learning systems are still centered around textbooks, worksheets and assessment papers.

Compared to interactive apps, these are more boring and uninspiring for young learners. Our children need more than that to be engaged learners – and there is a dire need to evolve our teaching mechanisms with similar interactive technology.

That’s why KooBits uses interactive animations to support 150,000+ questions in its database. These animations simplify complex concepts, and makes math more fun and rewarding for children.

No wonder so many children are so excited to use KooBits at home, without having their parents to nag at them!

KooBits has mastered the formula to capture students’ attention, and direct it towards an effective math learning experience.

2. KooBits personalizes every child’s learning experience 

KooBits’ adapts to each child’s strengths and weaknesses By tracking their usage patterns.

Whether a child is in foundational or advanced stages, KooBits assigns questions that are challenging enough to stretch their minds, but yet not overly difficult to demotivate them. This builds confidence and motivates them to keep learning.

KooBits also tracks knowledge gaps so that parents can quickly know which areas their children need to focus on. Kids are also given access to this information.

And to our surprise, many of them use this to take charge of their own learning, and work on weaknesses during after-school hours! With KooBits, the learning progress is ultimately determined by the child.

3. KooBits fosters a safe and nurturing environment for children

KooBits encourages children to learn and grow on a digital platform, without the risks normally associated with modern technology. In this digital age, it’s hard to find a platform that’s truly child-safe. That’s why KooBits is intentionally designed to be used by kids even without supervision. It comes ready with:

  • Full parental control (to give homework or limit screen time)
  • Zero ads forever
  • Limited screen times (servers are shut down at 10 pm to avoid overuse)
  • Positive reinforcement that encourages children to view failure as part of the process

Most parents agree that it’s more productive for their children to spend time on KooBits, than on other digital platforms. In fact, according to Amazon, kids typically spend 2X more time on KooBits than on sites like YouTube Kids.

KooBits teaches children that mistakes are part of the learning process. That’s why children look forward to learning on KooBits. It’s fun and they are not afraid to make mistakes and learn from them. That’s the secret to fostering creativity!

4. 20 Minutes of daily KooBits exercise trumps long hours of practice 

According to researchers at the Department of Psychology, University of California, distributed practice in small doses can be 35% more effective than a single, long session of practice.

Regular practice creates and strengthens neural pathways for deeper understanding, which eventually leads to stronger performance. This trumps “over-practicing” with mountains of assessment papers or short-burst tuitions just before exams.

This is why KooBits has a feature to provide 20 minutes of daily practice. It comes with questions that are challenging enough for children to solve more and more problems.

In fact, the most engaged students log on for an average of an hour every day to get their daily dose of math. When learning is fun and effective, healthy learning habits form easily.

5. Over 200,000+ students use KooBits

To ensure that KooBits is relevant and aligned to the needs of its learners, the platform is developed by passionate educators. math specialists, and parents who want the best for their children.

Through these collaborations, KooBits clearly understand learners’ goals and difficulties and in turn, have created a comprehensive platform to suit different needs:

  • Students can enjoy the interactive, media-rich Student Portal to learn math.
  • Parents can monitor their child’s progress through the Parent App, understand their strengths and weaknesses and guide them along.
  • Teachers and schools can use the Teacher’s Portal to teach more effectively.

It is no surprise that KooBits has a large community of learners; over 180,000 students and 400 school teachers are on board.

In fact, many KooBits users love how they have developed a love for math, and as a result score top marks. Just take a look at what some of them are saying:

“I like KooBits because it has helped in my mathematics.  I have now improved from 70-80+ to 90++.  KooBits also has competitions that we can take part in and compete to see how well we fare.”

– Ee Juin, CHIJ School

“KooBits is now a daily math ‘tuition’ for me. Every day, I wonder what the next day’s challenges will be. I look forward to doing it daily as points are accumulated.”

– Ezra, Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School


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