Toru Kumon was the Japanese educator who developed Kumon math for his son. Essentially, in his program children are started at a level where they already have mastery and progress through the levels as they develop the speed and accuracy that indicates mastery of a topic. To reach this mastery of topic there is a level of consistency, working just a little every day, inherent to the program.
Children who are working ahead of grade level are ranked on the Kumon of North America Honor Roll. The rankings are released quarterly and I had not seen the quarterly rankings from the end of September. So, when Duncan received his awards and certificates, I did not know his ranking. As of September, of 13,407 first graders studying Kumon math in the South-Eastern Region of United States, Duncan is ranked 19!
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.
WooHoo, to Toru Kumon for helping my Doodle Bug walk in the right direction to achieve mathematically proficiency!