Uplift K12 is a teaching platform that builds foundational fluency in math through active participation, live peer collaboration, and formative assessment. The new tool substitutes concrete manipulatives, such as wooden or plastic blocks, for virtual manipulatives, bringing the highly effective CRA (Concrete-Representational-Abstract) methodology into the virtual classroom. Anonymous data of student performance, keyboard clicks, and mouse movements are collected and stored for researchers to access for free.
Co-founder, Uplift K12Mehul Shah taught for 10 years in low performing schools and low income communities. His focus was on math intervention and helping students catch up to grade level and build math confidence using manipulatives. He then transitioned full-time into product management and front-end web development before co-founding Uplift K12 with Michelle.