These Japanese kids are taught from a young age to use an abacus, and using cognitive learning principles, are gradually taught to automate the calculating principles so that eventually they become human calculators, doing incredible mathematical sums through internalising the operation of the abacus.
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Benefits of the Abacus
One particular use for the abacus is teaching children simple mathematics and especially multiplication. The abacus is an excellent substitute for rote memorization of multiplication tables, which some young children find daunting. The abacus is also an excellent tool for teaching other base numbering systems since it easily adapts itself to any base.
Children naturally have vast potential of energy and brain power. But most parents do not know how to tap into the depths of these young minds in the right way and thus fail to realize and nurture these young minds to their fullest potential. Read more…
Educators in Asia say abacus skills are a key reason children in these countries consistently win top rankings in international math comparisons. Read more….
Math Classes in Vancouver BC, Canada:
School offers classes and summer camps in using abacus to children to teach them mathematics, mental discipline and to help them develop their right brain capabilities. Across the world children enjoy and benefit from learning abacus. Read more….
Books: The Learning Mathematics with the Abacus books are great for parents and teachers to use as a fundamental …. Read more
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