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24 September 2017

National Advanced Students Forum 2017 featured on Shin Min Daily News

Primary School student mastering questions from Secondary School level. She is 5 years ahead of students her age.

Translation from Chinese article:

Zheng YuRu is a Primary One student but she is different from her classmates in school. She is capable of solving Mathematics questions from Secondary One.

Typically, Primary One students can only solve Mathematics questions involving Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Zheng YuRu however, was solving algebra Mathematics of Secondary One level in front of more than 1000 attendees at the Kumon National Advanced Students Forum. The worksheets that she was doing included different denominators and required borrowing from the integer.

Kumon held its National Advanced Students Forum yesterday to recognise and award 431 advanced students for their achievements. These awardees are at least five years ahead of their school grade level.

Kumon provides programmes such as Mathematics, English, Chinse and Japanese based on a child's individual ability level. There are 20 levels in the Kumon Mathematics programme which covers Mathematics from Kindergarten to High School level. Kumon students do not sit for exams but instead, progress to the next level when they have mastered a level.

Amongst the awardees, 328 of them are studying at least five years ahead of their school grade level. The remaining 103 awardees have completed one or more of the Kumon Programmes. 4 of awardees were double-subject Completers.

Mr Allan Menagh, the General Manager of Kumon Singapore is proud of the students' achievements. He was pleased that the students were able to advance at their own pace and beyond their school grade level with Kumon.

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