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Msbluebozooka Wed 16-Jan-13 12:49:50

Has anybody heard of Kumon and if so would you recommend it , my friends DS is there and she rates it I'm not too sure.

RaisinBoys Wed 16-Jan-13 13:10:59

Repetitive & dull. Teaches sums not maths. If you like a worksheet then you'll love it.

If you want your child to learn concepts and maths that they can apply to problem solving, then Kumon isn't for you.

Oh, and it's expensive too!

Msbluebozooka Wed 16-Jan-13 13:20:41

Thanks Raisin thats what i was thinking

Sugarbeach Wed 16-Jan-13 13:59:43

It doesn't have to be expensive if you buy the kumon workbooks and do them at home.

I find the way maths is taught is too fragmented and confusing, even when they understand it, they don't practice enough to really secure their knowledge and build up the speed.....kumon is great for complementing/ supplementing this gap, IMO.

Bakingtins Wed 16-Jan-13 14:05:08

We looked at it and decided to do Komodo instead which is an online maths program. It is also more sums than maths, but can be done in little chunks at home (DS does 10 min a day) rather than a lesson somewhere and is considerably cheaper!

2kidsintow Wed 16-Jan-13 20:14:14

There's a long, long thread (or two on here already) if you can find it about Kumon. Some people for it, a heck of a lot of people (inc teachers like me) against it.

THe only experience I have of it is children who become quite quick at the mechanics due to the repetition and drilling, but who can't always apply it.

learnandsay Wed 16-Jan-13 20:18:05

The long, long, lo

it's here

Msbluebozooka Thu 17-Jan-13 19:17:24

WOW just been on the thread it is crazy! you either love KUMON or hate it, to
me it looks like if your child needs a bit of extra help go for it. Then when they catch up with our help too walk away and enjoy 10mins every night with your DS yourself. These people need to chill out! i I must admit the only way i learnt my times tables was repetition.

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