Kumon is an in-person math curriculum program that helps kids of all ages develop math skills, as well as a love for numbers. Kids from ages 2 to 12 can go to Kumon. Each child’s math knowledge is assessed when they start to determine which level they are at. Kids start at the appropriate level and work their way on through their Kumon journey. In this post, we’ll go over all othe different Kumon Math Levels and what kids will learn in each one.
Kumon Math Levels
In this level, students learn to count up to ten dots and pictures in a group as well as individually. The ultimate objective is for kids in this level to be able to identify the total number of objects in every group without having to count them.
Students use numbers and pictures to count up to 30. They eventually learn to distinguish groupings of up to 20 dots without having to count each one individually.
Children learn how to use a pencil through line tracing, starting with tiny lines and progressing to long curving lines. The curved lines take on the shape of large numbers as they progress. These exercises help kids build fine motor skills so they can effectively trace and write numbers, and eventually write numbers on their own. Students will also learn to repeat numbers up to 50 and improve their focus.
Children are taught how to write numbers 1 to 50. By writing successive numbers and filling in the slots in number tables, kids improve their number sequence comprehension. They also learn complete-the-sequence problems, number boards, and how to read up to 100.
Kids continue to improve their number sequence comprehension and also the number-writing skills learned in Level 4A. In Level 3A, they are taught about addition. They learn +1, +2, and +3 at first. This level’s final 20 pages are devoted to questions ranging from +1 to +3.
In this level, kids will learn simple mental calculation skills. They also learn a sequential study of adding 4 through 10. It is critical that students grasp the contents of this level in order to proceed smoothly to the next. Level 2A is designed to help students improve their attentiveness and study skills in preparation for Level A.
Level A introduces horizontal addition using larger numbers. Kids also begin learning substraction at this point. This level works to improve students’ mental calculations while also improving their focus and work skills.
Kids will learn vertical addition and subtraction in this level. Students will discover their first word problems in this level as well. Level B builds on advanced mental calculation skills developed in the Level A, like “carrying” in addition problems and “borrowing” in subtraction questions. Mastering the concepts of Levle B really helps kids once they start learning multiplication and division in the next levels.
Students learn multiplication tables through consistent practice until they are able to answer them instantly. Then, using mental carryovers, students acquire up to 4-digit by 1-digit multiplication.
After learning about multiplication, students are introduced to simple division by one digit. Students who have mastered mental math will not be required to write down the steps of division.
Before moving on to long division, students master double digit multiplication. Students gain estimating abilities in this difficult area, which will be useful in future fraction work. Kids start studying fractions after demonstrating their mastery of the four basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). To begin their fraction learning, kids first learn how to use the Greatest Common Factor to reduce while still in Level D.
In Level E, students learn how to divide, multiply, and add fractions. Kids learn how to complete these operations in a way that starts off simply and then builds into more complicated problems. Students learn fundamental fraction/decimal conversions at the end of this level.
Kids will continue their fraction calculations in this level, this time using the sequence of operations. A tough chunk of word problems, and also more practice with decimals are included in Level F.
In Level G, kids learn about negative and positive integers. They being to solve linear equations building on the basics they have already mastered. A word problem set completes the level, letting students to put what they’ve learned in Level G into practice.
In this level, students will know how to solve two to four-variable simultaneous linear equations. Algebraic and numeric value concepts are reinforced. Functions, transforming equations, graphs, and inequalities are introduced to students.
This level reviews what was learned in Levels G and H in depth and adds factorization. Once they understand factorization, they’ll move on to square roots and quadratic equations, both of which are addressed in this level. Level I culminates with advanced geometry concepts, particularly those relating to the Pythagorean Theorem.
The concepts gained in Level I are explored and expanded in this level. Advanced factoring procedures, the discriminant, complex numbers, and the factor and remainder theorems are covered. Students undertake proofs of algebraic equalities and inequalities towards the end of Level J.
In Level K, kids will learn the fundamental features of functions by studying quadratic functions in depth. Higher degree, irrational, fractional, and exponential functions, as well as their accompanying graphs, are introduced in Level K. The skills learned here will assist students in easing into the Level L calculus exercises.
Students start Level L by learning about logarithmic functions before moving on to the basics of calculus. Basic differentiation, as well as indefinite and definite integrals, are covered in this level. The level closes with an examination of integration’s applications, which includes areas, velocity, volumes, and distance.
Students start Level M by learning the fundamentals of graphs, trigonometric functions, and inequalities. The Addition Theorem and other advanced trigonometric topics are subsequently presented to the students. They learn analytic geometry at the end of this level.
Level N students start by learning about loci and quadratic inequalities. After that, they look at arithmetic, infinite, geometric, and other sorts of series and sequences. Level N closes with topics such as continuity and function limits, as well as the fundamentals of differentiation.
The concepts gained in Level N are reinforced in this level. Students begin by learning advanced differentiation and differential calculus applications. They then move on to a more in-depth examination of advanced level integration and the ways it is applied. The study of differential equations brings the level to a close.
Students at Level X have the option of studying elective topics. These topics include, but are not limited to triangles, matrices, vectors, mapping. Probability and statistics, as well as transformations, are all covered in Level X by a Kumon instructor.
The Kumon math program progresses through different levels in simple steps. They start with the the fundamentals of number recognition and eventually get to complicated mathematical theories, progressively increasing kids’ math skills along the way.
From the Kumon math levels, students establish the ability to self-learn while improving fluency and understanding. It is a great option for kids who are struggling, or who need more advanced work than they are receiving in school.
Kumon is a great choice for any child who wants to advance or excel in math. They are assessed individually and their level placements are always based on their ability, not their age or grade. If your child needs/wants help in math, Kumon could be what you are looking for.
If there isn’t a Kumon Center near you, or if you’d prefer an online option, check out Mastery Genius for a great way to help kids master their math skills.
The Math Program consists of 21 Levels, numbered Levels 7A through Level O.
Pranav, age 13; Haruyo Tanaka, Instructor - Kumon.
All Kumon students start with easy work relative to their ability. Student's will find the work easy and will initially enjoy doing the worksheets. The easy Kumon work eventually becomes not so easy, and then really rather difficult. Doing 10 pages of questions like these, quickly and accurately is extremely difficult.
In Kumon's Level Z, students use a shorter pencil that matches the size of their hand. With a shorter pencil, students have a more stable grip and steady their handwriting. Pencils that have a harder lead, can often lead to hand fatigue in an early learner.