## At what age are Kumon Math D materials?

Kumon Arithmetic D is the equivalent level of 10 years old.

After the A materials, the alphabet is designed in such a way that when the alphabet advances by one letter, the grade level also moves up by one letter. Although there are some areas where the grade level and the alphabet diverge somewhat, as Kumon Arithmetic D does not deal with graphic problems, it is safe to assume that the alphabet basically corresponds to the grade level.

In Japan, there is also an award system whereby if your child is three grades ahead of your child's grade as of March 31, he or she will receive a trophy. If you have completed the D material in the first grade of elementary school, you are eligible for the award.

If your child has started studying Kumon from an early age, you can consider that he or she is on track to learn ahead of his or her classmates if he or she has reached this point at the age of 7 or 8.

## What kind of Kumon Math D materials are they?

The aims of the Kumon Math D materials are as follows

To further develop the four arithmetic rules up to the C materials, and to acquire the arithmetic skills necessary for learning division by two digits. In addition, students will acquire the ability to divide by two, become familiar with the number of fractions, and develop the ability to move on to the E materials.

As a step toward fractions, the focus is on two-digit division.

Let's look at the materials in more detail. Arithmetic C consists of 200 printouts, which are divided into the following sections.

| Material number | Contents | | --- | --- | 1-10 | Review up to C | | 11-40 | 2 x 2 digits | | 41-50 | 3 x 2 digits | | 51-60 | Addition and subtraction | | 61-80 | Multiplication and division | 81-130 | Division with 2 digits | | 131-150 | Division with quotient more than 2 digits | | 151-160 | Fractions | 161-200 | Approximate division | 151-160

The number of digits of multiplication and division performed in the C materials will increase, and after mastering two-digit calculations, students will be able to move on to mastering fractions with full marks.

## What are the key points of Kumon Math D?

The key point of Kumon Math D is how to continue the repetition of basic exercises that are not fun.

### The content of the D materials is a combination of what you have learned so far

It can be said that almost all calculations appearing in the D materials are made up of combinations of existing techniques.

For example, 2 x 2 digit multiplication is made up of 2 x 1 digit multiplication and addition. Fractions are indeed a new concept, but most of the actual math we do, even with divisors, is one-digit division.

Unlike when addition and multiplication first appeared, this material is designed to progress by learning and combining previous skills at a high level.

### Teaching material that dutifully performs repetitive practice of the basics

Mastering basic calculations at a high level is Kumon's house specialty. Through thorough repetition, students can perform calculations much faster than usual. Children who have completed this area of Kumon content at school may stand out a bit in calculation situations.

It is important to note, however, that the speed of their calculations is not the result of any special technique. The quality of their calculations is enhanced by thorough repetition and simply by solving a large number of calculation problems.

Steady repetitive practice is naturally not fun. Kumon has no tricks to entertain children. From your child's subjective point of view, it is not difficult to imagine that it will be a painful material with heavy calculations to be solved endlessly.

### Let's take it as an opportunity to develop long-term study habits.

The point of Kumon Math D is to somehow continue to support your child during a difficult phase.

The way you support your child depends on his or her personality. Some children will get stronger with encouragement, while others will do their best by being scolded when they are slacking off. Whatever the method, we want to communicate with your child in a way that allows him or her to work hard when times are tough.

One thing to keep in mind is to keep in mind that this is a material that may be worked on over a period of six months or a year. The approach of fishing with short-term rewards will be less effective over such a long period of time.

It will be effective to work with your child to develop the desire to go to the desk with the intention of establishing a study habit that will last for years to come,