December 21st, 2023

Tackling COVID Learning Gaps for 5th Grade Math Students

"[Boddle] helps students work on the areas they are low in, in such a user friendly way.."

In the ever-changing landscape of education, adapting to new challenges is essential for educators. For Sara Knight, a dedicated 5th-grade math teacher at a K-8 Charter School in Tampa Bay, addressing COVID-related learning gaps became a pressing challenge. With a diverse student population from various income groups, Sara's mission was to help a group of students who were performing below grade level in math make gains by the end of the school year. This case study explores how Sara leveraged Boddle to facilitate personalized math improvement, bridging COVID-induced learning gaps and enhancing math proficiency.

Key Outcomes:

  • Personalized Math Improvement: Facilitate personalized math improvement, helping students work on areas where they need support.
  • User-Friendly Technology: Boddle's user-friendly platform becomes an integral part of Sara's classroom, particularly for closing learning gaps and enhancing math proficiency.


In Sara's K-8 Charter School, serving a diverse student population from various income groups, addressing COVID-related learning gaps has been a significant challenge. Sara currently works with a group of students who are performing below grade level in math, and the goal is to help them make level gains by the end of the school year.


Boddle emerges as a powerful solution to tackle the challenge of COVID-related learning gaps. Sara leverages Boddle's user-friendly platform to engage students effectively in areas where they need improvement by providing a seamless and interactive way for students to work on specific math skills. She integrates Boddle into her centers, where students work diligently to close their gaps and boost their performance on standardized assessments like FAST scores.


Sara implementation of Boddle has yielded significant results:

  • Personalized Math Improvement: Boddle's adaptable platform allows Sara's students to focus on the areas where they need the most support, ensuring personalized math improvement.
  • User-Friendly Technology: Boddle's user-friendly interface seamlessly integrates into Sara's classroom, making it a valuable resource for closing COVID-related learning gaps and enhancing math proficiency.


Sara exemplifies the transformative impact of Boddle in addressing COVID-related learning gaps. By harnessing Boddle's user-friendly platform, she effectively engages her students in targeted math improvement, ensuring that they make level gains and thrive academically. Sara's innovative teaching methods, combined with the power of technology, reflect her commitment to fostering a love for math and overcoming learning challenges. Her passion for inspiring young minds is evident in her role as the "Ms. Frizzle of Math," and her love for Boddle underscores its value in the classroom.

“I often use Boddle for my centers where students are working to close their FAST score gaps.."

- Sara Knight, 5th Grade Math Teacher


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