Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What is an Abacus?
Abacus is mechanical calculation device which requires manual operation for finding solutions to arithmetic problems. A rectangular frame generally made of wood, metal, plastic (in today’s time) with several vertical rods mounted with five freely moving beads with a horizontal beam within the frame, differentiating one bead upwards and a set of four beads below it.
The Abacus used worldwide today is actually a Japanese Soroban, popular due to its relevance to the modern mathematical number system.
Question: Why was Abacus Invented?
It is said, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”
Abacus is an invention by ancients. This ancient tool was invented to deal with big number calculations with faster accuracy. In early ages, it was difficult to imagine counting without numbers, there was a time when written numbers did not existed. The earliest counting device was own hands and fingers. Larger quantities (larger than ten human-fingers could represent) were counted with various natural items available these times like pebbles, twigs etc. as a help to count. Merchants who traded goods not only needed a way to count goods, which they deal with in business of buying and selling, but also to calculate the cost of those goods.
Abacus then invented was this need of calculation for trade and accounting.
Question: What is Abacus Math Course?
Abacus Math Course is system developed by us to skill the children to operate the Abacus to perform various arithmetic calculations like Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Percentages, Cube Root, Square Root etc.
In simple words Abacus tool is used as a replacement of a paper or workbook and the figure movement is replaced with the finger technique to solve simple to difficult arithmetic calculations and through regular classroom and self practice helping children to image Abacus inside their mind and solve these problems mentally.
Question: Why we Need Abacus Training?
“Need is the Father of Demand”, Intelligent Mind is the need of this time.
Since Ages, EDUCATION SYSTEM around the all the parts of the world is developed to give opportunity to access accumulated knowledge of work done by precedents in various fields, of Science, Social, Math, Literature, History, Skills etc.
And in the modern world now the definition has improved with, “Creating opportunities for it Students to learn and contribute back to its ever increasing Knowledge Bank”. “Grabbing Opportunities at Right Time Brings Success, You have to be capable enough to know what is an opportunity, how to grab it, what to do with it, after you grab it”
Question: What is benefit of learning Abacus Math Course?
Abacus Math Class is structured method of learning and practicing the skills of operating Abacus to perform basic math or arithmetic operations like Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division etc. Kids need a guided environment where they can take the instructions and practice the skills to perform mental arithmetic for mental math faster with accuracy and much more. Learning Abacus Math to perform Arithmetic Operations not only improves the ability to perform Mental Arithmetic for Mental Math, but also provides a beneficial ripple effect to their lives by strengthening their Brain Functions.
"No Struggle With Numbers"
As the training progresses children deal with numbers and its operation as play way object in form bead sliding over a rod for operations like +, -, x, , %, , etc. making numbers and their operation in various math processes a playful and joyful activity for kids. Abacus Students can easily find anser to a question like:
234+456+872+988 = ? Or 345 X 25 = ?or 5683 / 57 = ?
"I Love Maths"
Learning the methods of Abacus Math enables children to solve their questions faster with great accuracy, this brings them repeated success by regularly scoring high marks in the subject. This Success ripples into Interest for Math.
"Strengthend Visual Memory"
Performing Mental Arithmetic by the process of Imaging Abacus inside the mind stimulates Visual Memory, and its repeated usage improves it further allowing the brain to think, plan, vision, interpret thoughts spatially.
"Skilled To Concentration"
Operating Abacus and performing Arithmetic Process involves regular Solving by the way of Oral Math Question Solving Dictation and Solving by the way of Reading Dictated Math Question involves most of the sensory parts like Fingers, Hands, Eyes and Ears to co-ordinate with Mind for time to find a math result. This continuous practice of TIME (PLUS) ATTENTION with increasing difficulty levels by way of more numbers per question and time target to solve set of questions is nothing but improved concentration.
"Cracking Success With A Creative Intelligence"
The most recongnised person is one who is most creative in its actions. Abacus Math action involves use image thinking, picture memory and spatial thinking for performing Mental Arithmetic, these functions of our brain are seated in the Right Brain and Right Brain is the seat for Creative Intelligence. Its continuous usage stimulates the right brain to deliver healthy and active work for from a Creative Mind.
Question: How Abacus helps in Brain Function Improvement?
DEVELOPMENT OF NUMBER APPTITUDE: Abacus Math Course / Abacus training course not only educates children on operating Abacus but also develops their skills for large numbers Calculation and Mental Arithmetic. Numbers on Abacus are placed, formed an indentified through the beads mounted on Abacus. Children position large numbers in the form of beads at various vertical rods at different places on Abacus to do calculations. So our students show superior results even dealing with big numbers while doing Mathematics.
UNDERSTANDING MATH BASICS: Abacus Math Course / Abacus training course deals with numbers and their usage through similar looking beads of Abacus but recognized as numbers by students, enables the power of understanding the basics of Mathematic in quantified form.
FAST AND ACCURATE MENTAL MATH: Abacus Math Course / Abacus training course is designed to provide skills to image and visualize Abacus into a children mind to perform learnt operations mentally. This is done through providing especially developed practice materials after learning each topic in the course, so to deliver the skills of Mental Arithmetic at various short intervals, this keeps children motivated to move ahead to higher degree in the course.
ABILITY TO CONCENTRATE: Abacus Math Course / Abacus training course has variety of activities which involves problem solving through oral dictation and problem solving through reading, these activities at various times are to be performed through operating Abacus manually and by operating Abacus as an imaged/visualized tool. These special activities involves the use of major sensory parts of our students like Eyes, Hands, Ears and Brain, so one need to be attentive by choice to complete these activities, while attempting these activities regular use of these sensory parts develops a co-ordination between them for a length of a time. This continuous effort of being attentive for longer time stimulates the ability to concentrate and our children show great results in every field with the developed ability to concentrate.
IMPROVES MEMORY: Abacus Math Course / Abacus training course skills Mental Arithmetic capability into students by training them to image a picture of abacus to visualize the arithmetic operations. This process stimulates image / visual / picture based thinking inside the brain. Children show great results in image based visual retentions like video or photo files stored in the brain and by manipulating this strength developed benefits their various other needs.
Improvement in Listening Skills: Abacus Math Course / Abacus training course helps to improve the information processing inside the brain by listening. In popular education system, our children gain knowledge in classroom by initially by listening to information, this process involves simultaneously activity getting the information and processing the information fast enough to keep up the pace of learning. Activities in our training have rigorous oral activities in a challenging atmosphere trains the brain to simultaneously listen to numbers then convert them into images and perform arithmetic operations for an accurate result, the speed at higher level goes upto listening to 4 numbers per seconds for time span of 30 to 40 seconds. Once trained like this brain adapts to method of speedily processing information inside for other endeavors.
Both Brain Co-ordination: Abacus Math Course / Abacus training course collaborate both brain capabilities, as it starts from numbers and logic of calculating on abacus to imaging the numbers into beads and visualizing the abacus operations inside brain to result for correct answers, whereas numbers and logics are dealt with left brain functions and imaging and visualizing is the function of right brain. This continuous role improves the network and communication between the two brains for whole brain stimulation.
Enhances Creative Intelligence: Abacus Math Course / Abacus training course stimulates right brain activities by regular imaging and visual Abacus activities. Right Brain is the seat for creative intelligence and hence gets improved with regular stimulation of Abacus Training. Logic, Names, Lyrics and Sequential Thinking etc. is the job of left brain whereas Analysis, Faces, Foresight, Music and Spatial Thinking etc. is the job of right brain. Most children are born in our world with higher right brain usage capacity are turned world adult population of nearly 80% people using more of left brain, whereas most of intelligence in a person is due to right brain. This imbalance has created a shift of so many people being mastered by few. It is right time to understand the power of right brain and act accordingly.