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UCMAS v/s kumon




How does UCMAS compares with kumon?

Any CD's have any recommendation for picking one over another?

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Two different things altogether.

UCMAS: Is basically doing mental mathematics and this trains your brain to calculations with out the assistance of a calculator.

KUMON: You basically do problems within a given time frame. It prepares you for exam(s).

The two are not mutually subsitutable. You could start a kid in UCMAS in the early years and move the kid over to KUMON at higher grades like 4 or 5th.

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Originally posted by shankaracharya

Two different things altogether.

UCMAS: Is basically doing mental mathematics and this trains your brain to calculations with out the assistance of a calculator.

KUMON: You basically do problems within a given time frame. It prepares you for exam(s).

The two are not mutually subsitutable. You could start a kid in UCMAS in the early years and move the kid over to KUMON at higher grades like 4 or 5th.



I do not know about UCMAS (never heard) but Kumon is what you have described UCMAS as - doing mental math and calculating how much time was taken.

Chandresh

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See http://www.ucmascanada.com/

They have few locations here in mississauga and gta

Just wanted to see if any CD has personal experience with them here in Canada?

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UCMAS is a method developed by a Malayasian where you learn to use the beads to add/subtract/multiply and then you start visualizing this method in your head and do large numbers in your head. This is quite spread out and very popular in India. The highest number of franchises are in Chennai(now you know why Chennai produces so many mathematicians in turn Accountants).

In Kumon you get the questions from your class level like arithmatic/algebra/calculus which you do in your class but not time bound in your class. In Kumon you do the homework and it is graded by a teacher and then you take a set of questions and answer them in a time frame. The time taken and the accuracy of the answers determine which level you are in. Kumon helps to discipline your child to take tests in a time bound manner and also guess answers by eliminating the wrong ones under Stressful situations. This technique basically prepares you for all competitive exams like GRE/GMAT/SAT and related exams.

Both are not the same.

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Speech by Thomas Friedman of The New York Times....

"When we were young kids growing up in America, we were told to eat our
vegetables at dinner and not leave them. Mothers said, 'think of the
starving children in India and finish the dinner.' And now I tell my
children: 'Finish your maths homework. Think of the children in India
who would make you starve, if you don't.'"

 
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Thanks for the insight.

I have been teaching mathematics to my grade I kid. I trained my kid to count on fingers and he is good at it, but now he is too dependant on it.

i came across this ucmas ad in local library magazine and wanted to see if any CD has any personal experience to share about ucmas

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Quote:
Originally posted by 4z4z

Thanks for the insight.

I have been teaching mathematics to my grade I kid. I trained my kid to count on fingers and he is good at it, but now he is too dependant on it.

i came across this ucmas ad in local library magazine and wanted to see if any CD has any personal experience to share about ucmas



UCMAS (mental math). My son goes to one since 1 year. His concentration has increased coupled with speed & confidence. Only works for age 4-13 years and they have different levels. Last year there was one Canada level competition at UofT campus where >400 participated.

My son is not confused between the method they teach in schools and UCMAS.

Mercury


 
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Thanks Mercury for sharing your experience
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Post ID: 93498 17-01-07 16:55:41
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UCMAS in Toronto!
Good to know UCMAS is there in Toronto too!
On my recent visit to India I saw my niece whos 8 yrs taking UCMAS classes since a year. I think addotion and subtraction are fine but I was amazed to see her doing multiplications and divisions also mentally.
It was fun to see my dad and her having quiz time every sunday and her quick calculations for her age I feel are incredible.

Can someone give me the address for these classes in Missg. I wud like to recommend it to a couple of friends who complain that math here is very low level.


 
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This gap of mathematical ability between India and Canada will remain and becomes much pronounced at higher level. The problem starts when the teacher from high school starts off with calculus by saying that you would have learnt all the basics at the lower classes while the teacher at the lower level says that you will learn everything at the higher classes. The only way to stop this is for you to say, \"The Buck Stops Here !.\". By any chance your children have to go to India for higher education in any field related to Science, Engineering and Technology they will literally Die !. I met a family who moved their son to India and he ended becoming a mental case and had to be brought back to Toronto. The quality of math, science and IT education is high and also competitive.

We need to put them through the rigour if not they will go into fields like B.A in Gymnastics, Linguistics, Pshycology, Sociology, English or related soft fields. I'm not saying these fields are not to be studied but for financial growth we need to have education in techonology to have far more financial success.

There is a UCMAS franchise in Mississauga run by a Gujarathi gentleman, I think he charges $80 per month and has session on Saturdays and Sundays. His class room is right near the intersection of Dundas and HWY 10. It is on the Chinese Market in the second floor and adjacent to Dr.Shantakumars clinic.

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Speech by Thomas Friedman of The New York Times....

"When we were young kids growing up in America, we were told to eat our
vegetables at dinner and not leave them. Mothers said, 'think of the
starving children in India and finish the dinner.' And now I tell my
children: 'Finish your maths homework. Think of the children in India
who would make you starve, if you don't.'"

 
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