NLSI - About Us

Over 25 years ago Rudy Neufeld, along with a dedicated team of programmers, began developing software with the philosophy that understanding of mathematics is possible for all students. Developing mathematics concepts from concrete to pictorial to abstract along with multiple representations and learning from mistakes makes mathematics accessible to everyone. His 30 years of experience as a mathematics educator and consultant has helped him cultivate his vision of how software can be used to empower teachers and deepen the understanding of mathematics for students of all ability levels.
In May 1999, Neufeld and Associates incorporated to Neufeld Learning Systems Inc and released the Understanding Math programs for grades K to 10.

In 2011 Neufeld Learning Systems Inc. began to author an online learning platform designed to reach every student and teacher anytime, anywhere. UMath X presents an interactive, concept-driven grade K to Algebra 1 learning environment that supports the diversity of teachers, students and parents in their construction of math knowledge. The material is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Ontario Expectations, Texas TEKS 2014. It is modeled on the 3 part lesson, integrating multiple approaches, entry points and representations.
The material supports rich math discussions, learner differentiation and blended learning. Mathematics educators are able to seamlessly integrate strand specific assessments and access timely student reports to guide instruction and next steps. UMath X is also available for home use.

Rudy Neufeld’s dedication to affect positive change in the instruction of mathematics has become our mission and is the foundation of everything that we develop at Neufeld Learning Systems Inc. The Understanding Math Series of programs are the results of our commitment to his passion for making a difference in mathematics education. Today his vision is being realized in classrooms throughout the United States and Canada.