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Kumon Math Worksheets

Updated on April 7, 2017
Kumon Math Worksheets
Kumon Math Worksheets

Kumon Math Worksheets For Home Use

This article is about Kumon Math Worksheets and where to find them.

As a mom my children have been enrolled in the full Kumon Math program but there have also been times whether for financial reasons or because of time constraints I couldn't have my children enrolled. At that time I looked for an at home alternative to Kumon Worksheets. After trying to find other printable sheets of questions I realized that the layout and the problems just weren't as good as the Kumon ones.

Then one day I discovered that Kumon actually make workbooks for you to use at home that you can buy at various places online. Unlike the $100 a month per subject to enrol in the full Kumon program they are just a few dollars a book, for problems that are an identical style to those you get at a Kumon center. Each book has pages and pages of math problems that would last us for months.

Below you will find the full range of Kumon workbooks. If you can't find the ones that you want why not browse these alternative Kumon workbooks

If you would like to read about how the full Kumon program works please read my Kumon Math Review to read about my experiences with the program.


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Addition worksheets from Kumon

Within the full Kumon program children complete a 20 page workbook that takes approximately 20 minutes of work per subject a day.

However the workbooks used in the full program are much smaller than those you can buy further down this page with each page containing far fewer questions.

Using the at home workbooks below, you can adjust the number of pages that your child completes so that the volume is challenging but never overwhelming. You can also decide whether your child would be better using a more or less advanced booklet than is recommended for their age group. Generally parents are very good judges of their child's natural abilities.

One tip that is used at Kumon within its own centres is to make sure that the work you give your child at first is simple for them to complete. This gives them the confidence that they can answer the questions and will help them to feel more positive about math right from the beginning. Aim to do little and often. A child will be far more willing to do 10-15 minutes a day than an hour or two less frequently. Generally the booklets in the centres take 15-20 minutes a day to complete. You can judge whether this is too much or too little for your child. You can also adapt the workload according to their other homework commitments which is an advantage over studying the full program.

Grade 1 Addition (Kumon Math Workbooks)
Grade 1 Addition (Kumon Math Workbooks)

Great for introducing addition to grade one children. Also perfect for grade two children who are struggling and who need to build confidence in their abilities.

 
Grade 2 Addition (Kumon Math Workbooks)
Grade 2 Addition (Kumon Math Workbooks)

Perfect for a grade 2 child who is working at grade 2 level. Alternatively a grade 3 student who is struggling with addition or a grade one student who needs extending.

 
Grade 3 Addition & Subtraction (Kumon Math Workbooks)
Grade 3 Addition & Subtraction (Kumon Math Workbooks)

Perfect for children in grade three that are working at around grade level and have a reasonable mastery of both addition and subtraction. This includes column addition and subtraction.

 

Lots of parents are afraid of math too! Remember, however scary you find math you should try NEVER to let your child know that.

Subtraction Kumon Worksheets

If your child struggles with a particular aspect of mathematics consider picking a book that is a grade level below their actual grade level.

This will give them confidence when they first start and are able to complete it easily. Once they have gained confidence and feel competent at the basics move them up to their correct grade level. Similarly, if your child is particularly gifted at math consider extending them by offering worksheets from a grade level up from their actual school grade level.

If in doubt remember that it is better to start with a level that is too easy rather than one that is too hard. An easy starting point helps give the child confidence that they are capable of succeeding at math.

Something that happens at a Kumon centre is repeating the same booklets again and again. You can also do this at home. If you feel your child still hasn't mastered the topic covered by a particular workbook, repeat that book before moving onto another. In order to be competent according to Kumon your child should not only be able to complete the work correctly but also do it quickly. This is the point where the work is so easy to them that they don't have to think about what they are doing.

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Kumon Worksheets - Multiplication

When it comes to multiplication repetition is the key. Combine completing pages from a workbook with other methods of teaching times tables, such as times tables songs, multiplication dvds, posters on the back of the bathroom door, as well as times table flash cards.

I used Kumon as the main method to teach my daughter her times tables and the result has been fantastic. She is easily the child with the fastest recall in the class and this gives her so much confidence when tackling other math problems as she does not need to worry about whether she is calculating correctly, she can focus on the actual nature of the problem

Grade 3 Multiplication (Kumon Math Workbooks)
Grade 3 Multiplication (Kumon Math Workbooks)

Aimed at grade three level this book includes lots and lots of multiplication questions so that your child can improve their multiplication through repetition

 
Grade 4 Multiplication (Kumon Math Workbooks)
Grade 4 Multiplication (Kumon Math Workbooks)

Perfect for students that have some grasp of multiplication already. If you have an advanced grade three child, or a grade five child who finds multiplicaton challenging this would also be a great book to use.

 
My Book of Simple Multiplication (Kumon Workbooks)
My Book of Simple Multiplication (Kumon Workbooks)

A great introduction to the concept of multiplication.

 
My Book of Multiplication: Ages 6 - 7 - 8 (Kumon Workbooks)
My Book of Multiplication: Ages 6 - 7 - 8 (Kumon Workbooks)

This book is great if your child is 6, 7, or 8 years old or if you have a very advanced five year old. I might hesitate before giving it to a nine year old for fear of hurting their self esteem due to them being outside the age range.

 

Division Kumon Books

Division is a hard concept for many children to grasp at the beginning. I began by explaining it to my children using simple coins and counters before moving them on to problems in a book. Like multiplication division gets much easier the more you practice. Also, it's really important that your child has completely mastered multiplication and know their multiplication tables inside out, before they move onto division.

I find jelly beans or candies really help to get my children interested in division. It's amazing how careful they can be to get the shares just right when they know they might get to eat some of them if they get the answer correct! Letting them eat the "remainders" of each question can be a great way of getting them excited about learning when booklets alone get a little bit too dry.

Decimals and Fractions Kumon Worksheets

Grade 4 Division (Kumon Math Workbooks)
Grade 4 Division (Kumon Math Workbooks)

If your child is already used to the concept of division and is ready to move onto some more complicated division questions, this is the book for you. Alternatively, for an easier starting point, try the grade three version of this book.

 
Grade 4 Decimals & Fractions (Kumon Math Workbooks)
Grade 4 Decimals & Fractions (Kumon Math Workbooks)

An introduction to decimals and fractions for those just starting on these problems.

 
Grade 3 Division (Kumon Math Workbooks)
Grade 3 Division (Kumon Math Workbooks)

If your child is 100% comfortable with their multiplication tables then this book will help them to start using their multiplication skills to master division.

 
Grade 5 Decimals & Fractions (Kumon Math Workbooks)
Grade 5 Decimals & Fractions (Kumon Math Workbooks)

If your child is working at grade five level on decimals and fractions then this is the book for them. It is also suitable as an extension book for able grade four students, and to help grade six students who need to gain a little more confidence in decimals and fractions.

 

One tip that I was given and which I think is particularly helpful is that you shouldn't try to teach your child division before they have FULLY mastered multiplication. This is because it is hard to divide things without thoroughly knowing your times tables. For instance 12 divided by 4 is easy if you know your 4 times tables, but a huge struggle if you don't.

4 Year Old Doing Kumon Math

Watch this 4 year old doing math using this program. Of course, most 4 year olds don't need to do math like this, but older children do, and doing these booklets can help them.

It's important when teaching your child math to help them to understand that it isn't just a classroom subject, but something that is used constantly in every day life. So let them use the math they learn. Let them help with cooking, adding up the cost of things in shops, working out how many favor bags you will need for their party... the opportunities are endless and will help them to see why what they are doing is useful.

Other ideas for getting your child interested in math

Painless Learning Addition Tables Placemat
Painless Learning Addition Tables Placemat

Great for being a math conversation starter at meal times.

 

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Multiplication Posters

These posters are great for the back of the bathroom door, the playroom, near their games machine! It doesn't matter where you hang them, just do it so that it seeps into their knowledge without them knowing it is happening. Also, how about a cd of sing along songs in the car? You have a captive audience and if you can find an interesting cd your child may well learn without even realising it!

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      Philips James 3 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      I recently came across this site www.kumonstyle.com You will find that the worksheets on this website is exactly kumon worksheets.

      It's amazing really. I use to take my daughter to kumon but couldn't afford it anymore. So I started looking around. I downloaded the kumon worksheet on www.kumonstyle.com then I made a lot of photocopies for my daughter so she can repeat it over and over just like they do at kumon centres. It has saved me a lot of money!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Kuman math worksheets is a very good. Thank's for this informative post.

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      blackbeltreader 4 years ago

      Thanks for the resources.

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      normal lm 4 years ago

      I child usually face the problem in fraction.. Few days before i came to know about these books by reading previous lens. I have purchased some of them and they are helping the lot.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      Kumon method of learning is somehow a very good way to get your child learn by themselve and be more discipline.

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      steph-naylor 5 years ago

      This is a pretty cool lens!

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      lilPinkfairy288 5 years ago

      Does these worksheets work? I would sure like to try it. Nice info!

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      Pangionedevelopers 5 years ago

      great info source

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      catherinelovestv 6 years ago

      These books remind me of the ones we had in our welsh language school, will definitely be looking for some soon for my 4 year old, I don't think I will enroll him in the program, it's a bit pricey for me. Great resource for home schooling!