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Maths is for everyone!

Jan 2024

Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach. Because it is looked at as a subject.
Shakuntala Devi, Indian mathematician

How many times have you been faced with an everyday mental calculation and shrugged because you know you're, 'just not good at maths'?

It's normal to hate being put on the spot like that, and a YouGov poll found that 80% of adults would feel embarrassed to say they were “bad” at reading, compared to 56% of adults who would feel ashamed to say they had poor maths skills, so there is clearly a difference when it comes to maths!

Having good mental maths skills remains important though, even with modern technology. Despite massive gains in recent years, the UK now being ranked joint-11th in the OEDC's Programme for International Student Assessment (2022), there is still a long way to go to close the fluency gap - and beat Canada!

What if there was a way the next generation could change attitudes to maths? What if they could develop core maths skills early on in their academic careers, and grow up to be not just good at maths, but exceptional? To accomplish this, children need to have a positive learning experience that allows them to thoroughly practice and enhance their maths skills - from the very basics of recognising numbers all the way to more complex material like algebra and calculus.

The Kumon Maths Programme helps children of all ages and abilities develop maths skills in small steps, where students are able to build their understanding and fluency of each topic before moving on to another. They enhance their mental maths ability and as they progress throughout the programme, their accuracy and speed significantly improve. Kumon believes that every child has the potential to succeed in maths, and our unique method of learning helps children develop fundamental skills they can continue to use throughout their lives.

Are you interested in developing your child’s maths abilities and confidence? Book a FREE Assessment today, and let your child discover their potential.