Five Features of Kumon’s Small-Step Worksheets

Kumon worksheets enable students to advance through self-learning.
We will demonstrate how this is accomplished by using the math worksheets as an example.
Kumon’s small-step worksheets enable all students to advance on their own.
The Kumon program consists of 4,420 worksheets from preschool level material to high school level math. Kumon worksheets increase marginally in difficulty from worksheet to worksheet so that each student can advance independently.

Feature 1

Students start with easy problems, then move on.
First, students begin with content that they can do easily. Through getting 100% on their own, children experience a sense of achievement, and increase their motivation to study.

Feature 2

Students learn how to calculate quickly and accurately.
In order for students to increase their math ability, they must learn how to calculate quickly and accurately. Therefore, Kumon worksheets contain problems that are designed to help them do so.

Feature 3

Students advance with a real sense of how they are improving.
Instructors decide on the best way for students to advance by looking at their understanding or mastery of the material. Kumon’s small-step worksheets combined with the support of our Instructors enable students to build confidence and make steady progress.

Feature 4

Students think for themselves and correct mistakes on their own.
Kumon’s small-step worksheets allow students to retrace their steps while making corrections, which develops their ability to think logically. Kumon Instructors guide students so that they can independently identify which parts of their answers are wrong and correct only those parts.

Feature 5

Students learn from the examples independently.
When students study content that they have not yet encountered, they look at the
examples and attempt to do the problems, while using previously built up knowledge; thus advancing to a higher level independently.

Kumon’s small-step worksheets enable
all students to maximize their potential.

In addition to the five features mentioned above, from preschool level to high school level materials, many more features have been incorporated into our small-step worksheets. Every feature is designed to ensure that students develop their self-learning ability.

The Kumon Programs

While their contents differ, all of the Kumon programs used around the world are based on the same principles.
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