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Math Tips 

Learn how your child can improve their math skills by using these simple and useful tips.

Sophia completing math work

Inspiring a Love of Math in Your Children

“When am I ever going to use math?” Have you ever heard these words from your children? Struggling students or even children with minimal math anxiety can become frustrated with complex math problems and quickly give in to the notion that they will never use math in real life situations. 

While some kids may fuss about math and daily

March 14 is known as Pi Day because the numerical date 3/14 is the same as Pi - 3.14!

Happy Pi Day: Celebrate Mathematics Today and Every Day with Kumon


If you’ve been to school any time within the last century and a half, chances are you’ve learned about pi.

Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant—the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter—which is approximately 3.14159. Every year on March 14th, or 3/14, math

Child Reading

Fear of math word problems? Why developing reading ability may be the solution to help your child.

Can you solve this word problem?
A pen and a pencil cost one dollar and twenty cents in total. The pen costs one dollar more than the pencil. How much does the pencil cost?
The answer is 10 cents. Did you get it right?

If you broke out in a cold sweat at the


4 Fun Ways to Perfect Your Child’s Mental Math Skills

Understanding simple math facts can offer students a tremendous advantage in school. By conducting basic addition and subtraction problems mentally, a child’s math fluency can improve, allowing him to advance more easily to higher level mathematics.
Playing simple, but fun, math games is a fantastic way to not only stimulate your child’s mental math abilities,