Abacus is considered the most effective way to introduce math for young children and strengthen arithmetic skills. Learning abacus trains the student to use both sides of the brain. This unique exercise promotes and strengthens the brain function and can help to develop a concrete idea for numbers, improves concentration, mental endurance memory retention and recall skills. Abacus classes enhance visualization and listening skills and benefits other academic subjects. Children learn to perform mathematical operations with great speed and accuracy.
What is Abacus?
Abacus is a mathematical tool that is used to do basic arithmetic calculations such as addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division. The tool is made up of a wooden frame, with rows of beads.
How is an abacus different from an electronic calculator?
In an electric calculator, the user provides the inputs such as numbers, addition, and subtraction while the calculator provides the output.
In abacus, the child converts the number into beads, manipulates the beads and then brings out the result. Proper training equips the child with the skill to carry out the arithmetic calculations quickly.
What are the benefits of abacus learning?
Abacus learning helps in developing the ability of mental calculation in children. It enables them to understand the basic number systems including base-ten and place values.
Abacus helps the child to understand the concepts of carrying and borrowing used in arithmetic. It helps in visualization of the relationship between numbers and numerals.
What positives does the user get from using abacus?
Abacus helps in boosting your childís confidence, in carrying out math calculations and developing mental calculation abilities. It helps in offering a sense of achievement to the child with his improved efficiency.
Abacus helps in enhancing the problem solving abilities of the child along with improving the concentration and mental endurance.
What the study of the Medical Team specifically engaged to evaluate the Abacus Education says about this program?
Their study conducted over a period of two years showed that the abacus trainees had a better visual and auditory memory when compared to non abacus learners. They concluded that a student of abacus would perform better in his environment or in his study of subjects other than mathematics which requires concentration of auditory and visual inputs.
A questionnaire was given to parents and the teachers (listing the abilities in performance and concentration) and by going through the marks obtained by the abacus learners in various tests conducted in regular school showed a marked improvement not only in mathematics but also in other non- mathematical subjects.