LearnBop Website Poster Image

LearnBop

(i)

 

Virtual math tutorials give detailed step-by-step guidance.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Positive feedback, lots of encouragement for understanding complex math problems help kids feel confident in their growing skills.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that LearnBop is an online tutorial system that takes kids step by step through complex math problems. The experience simulates the kind of sessions a kid would have with a real tutor, using clear explanations, diagrams, pictures, and video to explain the basic concepts underlying more complicated math problems. LearnBop identifies problem areas by pinpointing exactly which basic concept is keeping kids from understanding how to solve problems. LearnBop's engaging interface should draw kids in and keep them working toward goals. The site is set up mostly for classroom use, but there's a home option if you like what your kids are doing in class. 

User reviews

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

What's it about?

LEARNBOP lets kids choose from over 5,000 math problems, or "bops," organized by Common Core standard. Each standard has associated bops, which are essentially multiple-choice problems, but some are more interactive. If kids can’t answer the problem, or if they answer incorrectly, they begin a process of reviewing step by step all the underlying concepts necessary to solve the target problem. Each step also contains a multiple-choice question with diagrams, explanations, videos, and/or hints that help kids choose the right answer. If they can answer the problem correctly right away, great -- they'll move on to the next one. If they answer incorrectly, or if they don't want to try, they begin a cycle of detailed tutorials that walk them through concepts they need to understand to be able to solve the problem. Data reports give a detailed picture of performance, including kids' strongest and weakest areas.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

This site does an admirable job of simulating a one-on-one personal math tutor. Its detailed, gentle system helps kids target and remedy their problem areas. Of course, LearnBop isn't nearly as good as an actual live tutor, but it's still helpful; if the preloaded hints aren't enough to help a kid understand, it will at least pinpoint the problem area, and a parent or a teacher can provide the extra help.

Though there's no real "fun factor," kids may be motivated enough by the empowering feeling of understanding math and the desire to avoid feeling lost and confused in class. Parents can set up a home account, and kids will certainly learn by working through the problems at home, though the site is actually directed more toward use in school as a tool for teachers to provide individualized math tutoring. LearnBop will work best as a bridge between home and school, making sure kids truly feel up to speed with what they're learning in class. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about difficulties with math concepts. Why does math sometimes seem "untouchable," "impossible," or "irrelevant"? What could make it feel more manageable?

  • How does step-by-step guidance help kids understand complicated math problems, and how could kids recreate this problem-solving strategy on their own?

Website details

Genre:Educational
Price:$20 per student per year
Pricing structure:Free to Try, Paid

This review of LearnBop was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

  • Lively math, science site caters to various learning styles.
  • Detailed math videos and practice -- from simple to complex.
  • Info and games designed to boost math's fun factor.

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?
Thanks – we appreciate your feedback!

Family Media Agreement