Kumon's founder was a math teacher, and the original study plan he developed was in Pure Mathematics. While that program has evolved considerably, Kumon Math remains our most widely attended and recognized program.
Kumon Math is a comprehensive program that develops the necessary skills to help a child progress from basic counting to calculus. Students can usually begin Kumon as early as age 4, and although most of our students are in pre-K to grade 12, it is not at all unusual to have adult students attending Kumon in order to upgrade their skills for post-secondary studies, or just to keep ahead of their own children!
Often, students have trouble simplifying fractional expressions in algebra because they have not mastered basic calculations. The Kumon Method develops proficiency at every level, so Kumon students build the solid foundation they need to advance more successfully and confidently through their school's math curriculum.
If a student needs their fingers to add or a calculator to do basic math, then it is almost certain they will struggle with the more advanced concepts.
The ease with which Kumon students routinely learn to perform basic operations and solve problems is perhaps the most dramatic testament to the effectiveness of the Kumon Method. Building self-confidence is the first step in our program – and with confidence comes success!