All courses aligned with Common Core, featuring music and games to engage students with varying learning styles

(SAN DIEGO) April 02, 2014 – Dedicated to help students meet the rigors of the Common Core through songs, videos and games, Learning Upgrade will unveil its Math Upgrade 6 course at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Conference April 9-12. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at Math Upgrade 7 before it is officially released in April.

Math Upgrade 6 is designed to support student mastery of all 6th grade Common Core standards for math. Students are guided through 60 step-by-step lessons to ensure they meet the rigors of the Common Core. Each lesson provides practice problems accompanied by immediate intervention and remediation with multimedia supports. Students repeat low scoring lessons to mastery, earning a gold certificate when proficient on every Common Core standard.

“Districts across the country are working hard to prepare for the Common Core. Providing practice lessons that engage all levels of learning abilities and learning styles to reach all students is a challenge shared by many district administrators. Lessons from Learning Upgrade are a great way to help struggling learners catch up and help all students master every Common Core standard,” said Learning Upgrade co-founder Vinod Lobo.

The Math Upgrade series of courses, designed by educators, cover each standard benchmark in grades 1-8. Designed from the ground up specifically for the Common Core, these courses feature practice problems in the style of the various new digital tests like those from PARCC and Smarter Balance: multi-step word problems, drag-and-drop answers, and interactive graphs. Teachers can use the courses individually or as whole-class lessons with projectors or interactive whiteboards.

Learning Upgrade provides a unique opportunity for teachers to incorporate popular music, video and interaction to make math lessons engaging.

In addition to introducing the new courses at NCTM, Learning Upgrade will host a session on “Math Upgrade Common Core Lessons using Songs, Video and Games.” The session will be held at 2 p.m. on both April 10 and 11 in Room 208 at the New Orleans Convention Center.

For more information about Learning Upgrade and their sessions at NCTM, please visit them online at

About Learning Upgrade

Founded in 1998 by educators, musicians, artists and programmers in San Diego, Learning Upgrade designs innovative, engaging lessons to support struggling students in reading and math. Through the incorporation of songs, video, games and educational research, Learning Upgrade has helped over 1 million students make learning breakthroughs.

For more information about Learning Upgrade, please visit them online at

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