Designed and tested

in collaboration with teachers,

parents and kids.

KOTOKAN’s method is built upon 3 essential pillars adopted from recent findings in neuroscientific and pedagogical research.

Supporting working memory

How many numbers can you remember from this sequence: 4 – 5 – 2 – 1 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 7?

The amount of information our brain can hold temporarily is known as Working Memory. Scientific studies show a positive relationship between this capacity and academic achievement in children, particularly in mathematics.

Efficient information processing lightens the load on working memory, thus, freeing children’s minds to think creatively. Kotokan’s strategies are designed to help children synthesise, organise and analyse information effectively.

Reducing maths anxiety

Recent research from the OECD has clearly established that anxiety towards mathematics has a negative impact on performance.

This is why creating a playful and encouraging relationship with mathematics is essential as early as possible. Kotokan uses storytelling, humour and growth mindset feedback to create a warm learning space.

Stimulating self-regulation

Successful learners are able to self-correct, control and evaluate themselves. These skills comprehend the process known as “Self-regulation”. This essential capacity guides children in achieving their goals. 

While playing Kotokan, children are exposed to repeated opportunities to self-correct, iterate and make decisions based on their own performance.