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Kumon Mathematics Program
Elementary School Mathematics

As of March 2009 no studies of Kumon Mathematics Program were found that fell within the scope of the Elementary School Mathematics review protocol and met WWC design standards. Therefore, the WWC is unable to draw any research based conclusions about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of Kumon Mathematics Program to improve outcomes in this area.
Kumon, a supplemental after-school mathematics program for pre-K-12 grades, is geared towards students seeking to catch up or gain extra enrichment. Children are taught to master fundamental math skills with individualized programs that allow them to comfortably work to their full potential at their own pace. Once placement is determined through a series of tests, worksheets provide practice in the form of simple problems that gradually build up to more challenging lessons. Students attend a Kumon center twice a week and are encouraged to remain in the program for at least six months to notice results; worksheets are assigned for daily practice and take 20 minutes to complete. Before students may proceed to the next assignment, they must pass a timed test on their current subject and receive a perfect score.

Last Updated: March 2009

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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica under contract ED-07-CO-0062.

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