- Algebra has often been referred to as the "gateway" course with research showing a positive correlation between the early mastering of algebra and college graduation and employment income.
Kumon, the world's largest after-school math and reading program, understands the importance of advanced study and discovering the true potential of children. As a learning program based on ability rather than age or grade, it is common to see children in Kumon Centres studying math and/or reading material two to three years above their school grade-level.
“These results translated into a self-esteem boost that I didn’t anticipate,” Ms. Goldman said.
Teachers are recommending students who can benefit from Kumon’s instruction and, with parent involvement, are making the enrichment center an official partner in the learning process.
“The idea is not for Kumon students to be ‘tutored’ per se but to ‘self-propel’ through the material,” says center director Naomi Sazuki…
Even if your child prefers roving work stations to a dedicated desk, identify appropriate study spots and make sure she has all necessary supplies. “Try to pick the quietest areas in your home that will have as few distractions as possible,” advises Rima Muth from the national math and reading enrichment program Kumon.
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