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Math Learning Materials Developers

Kumon learning materials are constantly evolving.
Together, we are always learning from children.

Instructor: Math Learning Materials Developers

Learning materials made by a father for his son have now become worksheets that promote self-learning for each and every student around the world

The original Kumon worksheets consisted of maths problems written on loose-leaf paper. Toru Kumon wrote out all of the approximately 800 original worksheets by hand. They were truly individualised learning materials and served as the model for the worksheets of today.

Over the years, the number of worksheets has been increased to accommodate a wide range of age-groups and ability levels. Today’s worksheets incorporate a finely graduated series of small steps that are designed to enable every student to make smooth progress. The international version of the Kumon maths programme consists of 4,420 worksheets and ranges from the early learner level all the way up through to high school level maths.


The original worksheets

Continuously learning from students and Instructors around the world with the goal of improving the Kumon learning materials


The work of Kumon maths learning materials developers throughout Kumon is the same all over the world. Continuing to pursue Toru Kumon’s vision, materials developers in every country or region learn from students as well as from Instructors. Using that knowledge they ceaselessly strive to further improve the effectiveness of the Kumon worksheets.

The worksheet improvement process generally has the following three stages:

Stage 1:
Data such as information about students’ progress and feedback from Instructors is gathered. Content that requires improvement is examined. Monitor worksheets are developed.
Stage 2:
Monitor worksheets are trialed in Centres. A continuous improvement cycle is implemented.
Stage 3:
Materials developers from each country and region optimise learning materials for students in Centres in their country or region.

Kumon believes that the most important factor in this process is to find out how the students themselves reacted to the worksheets. Materials developers bring the monitor worksheets that they have created to actual Centres. There, they carefully observe students doing those worksheets.

Materials developers analyse how students handle specific questions and they look carefully at where students have difficulties. Materials developers also gather information from Instructors about what specific parts of the worksheets have given their students the most problems. They use this data to further refine the worksheets. Instructors are very cooperative in this process of enhancement of the materials because they share the desire to help students improve their academic skills and pursue their potential.

Maths materials developers learn together with their counterparts from around the world

The Kumon Maths worksheets are the same all over the world. Materials developers from many countries cooperate and work closely together to create the Kumon learning materials. The driving force behind this effort is the strong desire to continuously learn more so that the learning materials can be further improved. Kumon Maths learning materials developers, just like Instructors, learn from each other in a process that goes beyond the borders of countries and regions.

Every year the International Mathematics Staff Conference is held and brings together materials developers from all over the globe. At the conference, participants view video clips of students studying the worksheets and engage in lively discussions regarding proper instruction and areas of the worksheets that require revision.

The common vision of all maths learning materials developers can be summarised as follows: There are no “perfect” learning materials. We must always ask ourselves how we can best help each student in each Centre. It is our duty to continuously look for ways to make our learning materials more effective. And, we must never stop learning from our colleagues.


Toru Kumon, the founder of the Kumon Method,
left us with an abundance of valuable messages
that we continue to place great importance on.

In this section you can read some extracts from the inspiring messages that Toru Kumon delivered to Kumon Instructors and staff since the time of the company’s foundation. Indeed, we continue to share the Mission and Values prescribed by Toru Kumon, and place great importance on them in our daily work. This has been vital to ensuring that Kumon has, for over half a century, continued to be the company that it is to this day.

There is Never “Good Enough,”
There Must Always Be “Something Better”
Learning from Children
Achieving the greatest results
with the least amount of effort
Fostering students who continue to read
even after graduating from university

Kumon’s Aspirations

We at Kumon share a dream,
a dream of world peace brought about by education.
We will move toward the realisation of that dream
by helping people to better themselves
through individualised education.

Instructor:Glaucia Lopes de Domenico
Brazil: Boa Vista Centre
Instructor: Glaucia Lopes de Domenico
"I became a Kumon Instructor to carry on the aspirations of my mother, and the key to my Centre’s success is what I learn from my fellow Instructors."
Instructor: To Yan
Macau: Kumon Champs Education Centre
Instructor: To Yan
"Difficult experiences have taught me to be aware that there is always more to learn. I never stop learning from students as well as from parents."
Instructor: Segaemetse Raguin
Botswana: Francistown Centre
Instructor: Segametse Raguin>
"Kumon brings out children’s full potential.
I learnt just how amazing Kumon is from my students."
Maths Learning Materials Dvelopers
Maths Learning Materials Developers
"Kumon learning materials are constantly evolving. Together, we are always learning from children."


Yesterday, today, and tomorrow
we at Kumon always have, and
always will, place the utmost
importance on continuous learning.

President Kumon Institute of Education Co., Ltd.

Instructors and staff continuously learn from students.

Words of the founder of
Kumon that we value.

Through the Kumon Method we aim to
foster sound, capable individuals
who can succeed in achieving
their goals in life.

Click here for a detailed
explanation of the secret
behind the Kumon Method.

Click here to read about the essential role of the Instructor for the Kumon Method.

One father’s love for his son gave birth to the Kumon Method of learning.

Kumon has a dream, a dream of world
peace brought about by education.

Timeless and borderless, Kumon does its all
for each and every individual.

It began with children in Japan and now extends to students all around the world.

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