Oftentimes, parents feel shocked – even a little bit upset – to discover how low their child’s starting point is. Did you also have a similar reaction? Did you wonder why your child, though probably in high school, had to start with, let’s say, addition in Kumon? To fully understand the concept of “appropriate starting point” in the Kumon Method, you must first
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The heat is settling in. The final examinations schedules have been announced. Vacation plans are being finalized. Talk of sports, art, and dance classes are starting to circulate. This can only mean one thing: summer’s here! It’s that time of year when children gladly say: “School’s out for summer!” It’s also the time of the year for endless conversations about the exciting places
To develop strong calculation skills in order to enable children to self-study high school mathematics with ease.
This was the goal that Toru Kumon, the Kumon Method founder, made when he started to develop the Kumon Math worksheets for his son, Takeshi. He discovered that Takeshi’s school workbooks contained a wide range of topics with some of them not necessarily addressing the need to develop calculation skills. This is why the Kumon Math worksheets do not contain all the math topics that your child is studying in school. Unlike the school curriculum which encompasses a number of topics, only those topics that are essential to achieve the goal of the method have been included in the Kumon Math Program. […]
From then until now, it is still a fact that a lot of people often say that being good at math equates to a lot of opportunities. You can still vividly remember all the achievements of your classmates who were considered math wizards. Even your parents were pushing for you to be just as good as them. You may not have understood what
In 1954, Toru Kumon, a father and a high school mathematics teacher decided to create learning materials that would help his son, Takeshi, develop strong calculation skills to enable him to study mathematics with ease. From there, his son started to excel in school and was able to solve problems in differential and integral calculus by the sixth grade. Toru Kumon then believed that what was possible for one child could also be possible for more, if not all, children. Thus, he set out to offer the same learning materials to as many children as possible. This was the start of the Kumon Method.
What do you want to be when you grow up? As a child, you must have been asked this question several times. And your answer to this question surely changed as you grew up. But, one thing is certain — you have always wanted to be the best; to be excellent. It is said and believed that excellent students are born with extraordinary
If you ask any person what subject he finds most difficult in school, math would be the famous answer. Now if you go on to ask what topic in math he finds most challenging, advanced math topics like calculus, geometry, and trigonometry would get the most votes. Yes, high-level math is a proclaimed weakness and difficulty of a number of students then and
With the start of the new school year, your child is probably balking under the bulk of schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and of course…Kumon. You can’t help but think, “I need to let go of something to help my child cope! And more often than not, Kumon might be on top of your list. After all, the school will already develop your child’s skills;
As the summer months come to an end, you may already be thinking of letting your child quit Kumon for the time being. Since he’ll be busy with academic requirements and other extra-curricular responsibilities, you would want to help lighten his already heavy load. You’re already going through his schedule and checking which activities can be let go as of now. And Kumon