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Kumon

(ˈkuːmɔːn) or

Kumon Method

n
(Education)
a. a method of teaching mathematics, reading, and languages in which the student uses worksheets to follow a programme that becomes increasingly advanced
b. (as modifier): Kumon mathematics.
[C20: named after its founder, Toru Kumon (1914–95), a Japanese mathematics teacher]
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The Kumon Method is an individualized method that helps children learn Maths and reading concepts based on their ability rather than their age or grade.
Although we had to make some adaptations to make the program usable in the United States, we did preserve the integrity of the Japanese Kumon method in our implementation of SAIDO Learning in our three Ohio facilities: Eliza Jennings, The Renaissance in Olmsted Township and Devon Oaks in Westlake.
Chris Jones teaches the Kumon method of maths and English to 170 students aged four and upwards from across Teesside.
He is also number three in the country for his English skills using the Kumon method.
The Kumon method uses a mixture of study evenings, home learning and one-to-one support, concentrating on improving study habits, concentration and confidence.
At the same time, Kumon complements the school curriculum without simply doing "more of the same." Unlike many currently used math programs, the Kumon method emphasizes calculations, a requirement which even the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has recognized to be somewhat of a weak aspect of American teaching (see Education Week, April 12 and 19, 2000).
The Kumon Method of education is designed to help people achieve the math and reading skills needed for a lifetime of accomplishment.
They take after-school tuition in the Kumon method at 500 study centres set up around the country.
Their "Silicon Paper" project is based on the Kumon method, which is used by a million students in Japan and 19 other nations [4].
Some Kumon Center owners are former teachers, while others are parents who became franchisees after seeing firsthand the benefits of the Kumon method of learning.
"Using the Kumon method, one of our pupils was able to complete 400 sums in ten minutes at the math-a-thon."