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The creator of the wildly popular KEN KEN PUZZLE presents his very own theory on education. Miyamoto, a charismatic math teacher renowned for his unique teaching methodology, explains his goals, missions, and practices which all contribute to the cultivation of strong hearts and minds through mathematics. In this book, he advocates the use of enjoyable and effective study material in order to achieve this. 


About the Author

Tetsuya Miyamoto

Miyamoto produces various mathematical puzzles as his own teaching materials for primary school students, many of which have been used in various publications. Miyamoto’s publications, including the popular KEN KEN Puzzle, have sold over one million copies worldwide.

With the personal motto that “having enough smarts to survive will let you to pass the entrance exam at any school,” he founded his own cram school specializing in mathematics. While some pupils who entered his cram school did not particularly excel in academics, by devising his own teaching methods that he refers to as “teaching without teaching,” the majority of his pupils have successfully passed entrance exams for a number of prestigious schools in Japan.

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