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The Kumon method

The Kumon method was created in 1954 by the japanese professor Toru Kumon. This is a methodology which main object is to provide the kids autonomy during their learning process.

The Kumon method was created due to the fact that a talented father and mathematic professor wanted his son, whose name was Takeshi, to develop a taste for he learning and studying process.


He also wanted his son to have a good preparation for his future so he could pass the tough exams needed to study in the Japanese University.  



There are two different fields in this method:

  • Mathematical competences: calculation of sums, subtractions, multiplication and division. This calculations become more complex.
  • Language competences: in turn includes other two phases; reading and word composition.  




Children of this method become self-taught; with effort they solve different exercises developing by this way their individual skills.  


Little by little children get a good reading comprehension, they get the ability of focus and reading and studying habits.


Each pupil has a tutor who guides him/her in order to motivate and maximize his/her potential.


These tutors are focused on each pupils abilities, on their personality and on the way they solve the activities.


The main objectives of the Kumon method are:


1. Reading habit.

2. Lingüistic and calculation strong base.

3. Self confidente.

4. Concentration.

5. Self tought.

6. Studying habit.


All these objectives are obtained with a daily dedication. Each pupil invests 30 minutes in which they work on their own pace, and once they master the exercises, the difficulty go higher.   


Kumon method has helped more that 4 million students in more than 50 countries. This reveals that even though the culture, values or the educative system of each country, the Kumon method does work.

Written by Eurodesk Qualified Multiplier, Ayuntamiento de Burgos


Published: Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:03

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