Komodo Ashburn

Abacus Mental Math, Grade Level Math & Language Arts (Creative Writing) classes for kids 5-12 years.
Visit our website www.komodousa.com for details.


"Mental Math without tears" - With Komodo's personalised approach, your child will learn to solve complex problems in her head without any calculators. And with speed and accuracy. Our students start learning on the Japanese Soroban abacus and rapidly learn to visualize a problem and make a mental image of the abacus. In a few weeks, they learn to do problems mentally without relying on abacus.

"Komodo's Language Arts (Creative Writing)" program is intended for Grades 1-5. The goal of this teacher-led program is to nurture reading and writing proficiency through theme based instructions.

"Komodo's Grade Level Math" program is intended for Grades 1-6. The goal of this teacher-led program is to nurture proficiency in Grade Level Math concepts.

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[03/12/17]   See this Absolutely amazing Mathematics !

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

And look at this symmetry :
1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

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Abacus Training Affects Math and Task Switching Abilities and Modulates Their Relationships in Chinese Children

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Early Math Project helps nix “naked numbers”

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[03/19/16]   Your Child Can Get Ahead This Summer!

We are announcing our full day and half day summer camps for the upcoming 2016 summer. Plan ahead to get a spot in our advanced math program, abacus program, creative writing program as well as fun arts & crafts! Call 855-956-6636 for more information.

[01/25/16]   Komodo classes cancelled on Monday, January 25th in Ashburn, Chantilly, Germantown, Kentlands/Gaithersburg centers.

Due to the heavy snowfall there is an uncertainty about the time it takes to clean the parking lots and the neighborhood streets.

We are canceling todays classes at these locations.

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Komodo certified teachers offer a variety of teacher-led enrichment programs to children 5-12 years old in math, language arts, and creative writing!

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Offering a variety of teacher-led enrichment programs to children 5-12 years old, Komodo is passionate about helping the littlest of learners gain focus, speed, and accuracy in their work!

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[08/03/15]   Komodo Language Arts/Creative Writing enrichment classes
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Beginning August 1st, writing, reading, comprehension, sentence structure classes will resume. Our focus is to help students write complete sentences, using them in different types of paragraph writing (narrative, descriptive, definition, similarities and differences), reading out loud in front of the class, working on comprehension skills, communication and much more.
Schedule of classes
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Saturday 11:00a.m-12:15p.m Chantilly
Saturday 9:00a.m-10:30a.m Germantown
Saturday 12:00p.m-2:00p.m Germantown
Monday 6:30p.m.-7:45p.m Ashburn
Wednesday 6:30p.m.-7:45p.m Chantilly
Thursday 6:30p.m-7:45p.m Ashburn
Thursday 5:00p.m-6:30p.m Germantown

[07/10/15]   Beginning August 1st, writing, reading, comprehension, sentence structure classes will resume in our Chantilly and Ashburn locations. Our focus is to help students write complete sentences, using them in different types of paragraph writing (narrative, descriptive, definition, similarities and differences), reading out loud in front of the class, working on comprehension skills, communication and much more.

We offer the classes in Ashburn on Monday and Thursday's night 6:30pm-7:45pm and in Chantilly on Wednesday night from 6:30pm-7:45pm and on Saturday from 11am-12:15pm.

Classes are for kids from 1st Grade - 6th Grade.

[07/03/15]   $199+ for Summer Abacus Mental Math, Language Arts and Coding Summer Camps with Komodo USA - Germantown, Ashburn & Chantilly (21% Off).

Enroll online at http://www.komodousa.com/Camps/CampRegister.aspx

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[02/21/15]   Have Questions? Give us a call at 1-855-9-KOMODO

[02/20/15]   Our teachers are certified elementary and middle school teachers with a passion for teaching. Our small class sizes deliver personal attention and custom learning plans for each child. We encourage and model enthusiasm, open-mindedness, curiosity and reflection in every session.

Kids practicing Komodo Abacus mental math

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[02/19/15]   We know Math. Just like a program for gifted students, our specialized curriculum and approach challenges your young scholar. No more tune-outs because your bright child is underchallenged and bored. We teach our students to be fluent in Math in a sensory way that is tactile and visual.

[02/18/15]   Come visit us at our newest location - 44190 Waxpool Road, Suite #162, Ashburn, VA 20147.

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44190 Waxpool Rd, Ste 162
Ashburn, VA
20147

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Thursday 15:30 - 20:00
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Saturday 09:00 - 14:00
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