Small-Step Worksheets

Self-learning is facilitated by Kumon’s constantly evolving small-step worksheets.

Kumon worksheets are laid out in very small steps

Kumon worksheets are laid out in very small steps, enabling each student to advance smoothly from easy to difficult problems and, ultimately, to the study of high school level material.

As of May 2016, the Traditional Chinese version of the Kumon math program used in Hong Kong and Macau consists of 20 levels (from Level 6A to Level O) and five elective levels, making a total of 4,420 double-sided worksheets. All of these worksheets were carefully designed to take students from counting up to advanced math, with the level of difficulty increasing in small steps. This enables students to steadily move up to higher levels on their own.

Worksheets are revised through learning from students

The current lineup of Kumon worksheets is not the same as it was in the beginning. Originally, there were just approximately 800 worksheets in total and they were all handmade by Toru Kumon for his son Takeshi.

Since then, information such as students’ reactions to the worksheets and feedback from Instructors has been continually taken into account when revising the worksheets to make them easier for students to do independently.

We will continue learning from children and revising the worksheets in order to make them even more effective for self-learning.

Five Features of Kumon’s Small-Step Worksheets

Why small steps? Click here for a detailed explanation on the thinking behind the Kumon worksheets using examples taken from the math program.

Kumon’s Learning Materials

Kumon’s Math and language learning materials nurture children’s high-level academic ability and self-learning ability. All of the Kumon learning materials used around the world are designed based on the same principles.

Kumon Learning Tools and Stationery

Think of Children, Learn from Children

We will continuously create more fun learning tools and stationery for children to learn in a fun way.