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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To foster outstanding global citizenship in young people by creating practical, educational products and programs.

Results: Our program is called, “Math4ALL.” Its goal is to reduce the achievement gap in math between English language learners (ELLs) and other students in U.S. schools by being accessible in 95 languages (covering 99% of the languages spoken by ELLs). Math4ALL will help ELLs achieve fluency and proficiency in math and provide a foundation in math that increases their interest in and capacity to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Currently, 44% of 4th-grade ELLs score “below basic” in math (the lowest category). Unfortunately, the percentage scoring “below basic” increases to 69% by the 8th grade. Such scores are significant predictors of future levels of academic achievement and outcomes in life. Research shows that 100% immersion (where one’s entire education takes place in the new language) is not as effective in educating ELLs as when they have access to educational materials in their native language while learning English. Although some educational products are available in Spanish, about one in four ELLs does not speak Spanish. There are 117 languages spoken in the Los Angeles Unified School District with 330,000 ELLs enrolled. The school district in the Las Vegas and surrounding area has 146 languages spoken. By not having math materials in their native language, far too many ELLs never have the chance to keep pace with their English-speaking peers, so they fall behind and stay behind. These students desperately need a high-quality, core math tool (including assessment) in their native language. Math4ALL is designed to be an automated learning system enabling students to progress through ten years’ worth of math practice content — kindergarten-level through pre-algebra — with minimal teacher involvement. KEY ASPECT: Math4ALL includes dashboards that will show how students compare to their peer groups (class, school, district, state, and country) in all topics by percentile. If students are performing below grade level in math — indicative of an “achievement gap” — Math4ALL will show educators numerically (by percentile) how students compare to their higher performing peers. Math4ALL includes an assessment tool and also a highly compelling math competition component. In addition to meeting a growing national systemic need among ELLs, Math4ALL's unique format makes it appropriate for a broad range of students — English-speaking, special ed through gifted, and pre-kindergarten through adult. Math4ALL will engage ELLs alongside their English-speaking peers, mainstreaming them in math from day one.

Target demographics: English language learners needing educational math materials in their native language while they learn English.

Geographic areas served: National

Programs: Math4ALL is a massively multilingual math practice website and app (in development) that will be accessible in 95 languages — the languages spoken by 99+% of English language learners (ELLs) in U.S. schools. This highly inclusive, research-based, STEM math software program (with an assessment) is designed to level the academic playing field for this least educated, profoundly underserved population. With math content from kindergarten level through pre-algebra, this tool can help ELLs progress in math from their first day of school. Math4ALL uses an extremely compelling, high-productivity format that will accelerate students’ skill development in math. Its real-time metrics give students numerical proof that they are improving in math, minute-after-minute. This builds confidence and puts ELLs on track toward achieving math proficiency while they are learning English. Its non-age-specific format is equally appropriate for pre-K through adult and special ed through gifted.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Linda327

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It's an everybody wins kind of program- not only is it fun and addictive for all ages, it's super efficient in increasing individual math skills without wasted time. I know of no other math skills program that has such concentrated effectiveness across the board. Every school should have it for their students.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Technology can be so complicated, but the refreshing thing about Math4ALL is how simple it is. Easy to use, easy to learn. Children everywhere can only benefit from the dissemination of this program to anyone who has access to a computer.

Donor

Rating: 5

The internet provides a way to bring educational opportunities to countless children around the globe, whose opportunities would otherwise be compromised. Quoria Foundation has an outstanding tool in Math4All that stimulates learning, benefits students, and as a result blesses our world. The organization is in good hands, and deserves everyone's support.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am on the board of Quoria. The key reason I joined the board is to support such a worthwhile endeavor. I believe math is a fundamental skill that all children must have to be successful. Math4All's objective to help English language learners gain these important fundamentals will provide many children a core capability that will benefit them all their lives.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Inspiring and Beneficial!
I’m thrilled to support Christopher Wright, as the Founder of Quoria Foundation. He is enabling his vision - to help English language learners in U.S. schools develop Innovative and Imaginative Math Skills. Congratulations, Christopher!

Porcia Silverberg

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Christopher Wright, founder of Quoria Foundation, has been a member of Thrive Alliance, a robust, trusted network of nonprofits, business, government agencies, elected officials and community leaders in San Mateo County since 2011. He is a visionary leader and social entrepreneur who has devoted years building this innovative nonprofit organization. I'm impressed with Christopher's openness and courage to continuously refine and adapt his organization's programs while staying true to its mission so it can best serve kids. I'm excited to see how Quoria Foundation flourishes under Christopher's leadership.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I applaud Math4All’s goal to help English learners gain math skills through innovative, imaginative materials. This is an exciting, refreshing approach to the subject. ES

JenniferAnnGordon

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CONFESSION: I’ve played Math4All’s first iteration, 'The Quarter Mile' by Barnum Software, ahem, extensively. (Okay, I was addicted.) It’s fun and exciting, painless even. And … I’ve watched children at below basic levels of math line up to play. Now that this fun way to excel at math is going to be available to English Learners in their own languages, well, I just felt the whole world smile a little brighter. Math4All is living, breathing proof of the old adage, 'What blesses one, blesses all.'

I’ve known Christopher Wright, founder of the Quoria Foundation, for a long time. I’ve watched him develop and refine the Math4All platform patiently and meticulously. He has left no stone unturned. It’s no wonder that Math4All’s Quoria Foundation has the Board of Directors and Advisory Council that it has!

I'm a witness that Math4All is a PROVEN educative solution built on the unwavering principle of universal love, the manifestation of which is the deep desire to understand and meet the needs of English Learners. Math4All is a pure, simple and enduring concept based on how students learn best and, specifically, how English Learners learn best (and it isn't total immersion!).The convergence of the expertise, experience, creativity, generosity, playfulness, thoroughness and curiosity of all of Math4All’s co-actors is the consummate example of sound social entrepreneurship and edu-innovation.

Donor

Rating: 5

We are fascinated by the potential that Math4ALL has to drastically reduce a major challenge in elementary education today --- the difficulty in teaching math concepts to younger students who are simultaneously learning English as a second language. It has the potential to provide a wonderful tool to help educators ease the learning process and reduce the unacceptably high drop out rate for these ESL students.

Eric70

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been following the evolution of Quoria's Math4ALL program for the past 8 or 9 years and, from the get-go, I have been very impressed. I'm not familiar with any another education program that so easily adapts (that's right, IT adapts, it doesn't require the CHILD to adapt to IT) to the individual needs of the user, regardless of age, proficiency or even language. Honestly, I wish I had a program like this to work with when I was a kid. Maybe then I wouldn't have hated math so much... or at all!