These FAQs will answer all the questions in your mind (if you have any). Here is a list of possible questions and their answers for you to understand better about our Abacus program.
•What is abacus?
Abacus is an ancient calculating tool that is made up of frames having two decks, upper and lower deck. Japanese Abacus (Soroban) which is most popularly used has 1 and 4 beads in upper and lower deck respectively. The number of rods may be variable for example 7, 13, 15, 17, 23. It is used for performing arithmetic calculations.
•What are the Fundamentals of Abacus?
Although Abacus is a calculating device, in modern times it is used as a brain development tool. The fundamental of the abacus is based on the usage of both hands and thus utilizing the functions of the left and right brain. Left hand sends signals to the sensors of right brain and the right hand sends the signals to the sensors of the left brain. It activates both sides of the brain and thus ensures whole brain development.
•What is the difference between Chinese and Japanese abacus?
Chinese abacus, Suanpan had 2 and 5 beads in the upper and lower deck respectively on which the calculations were performed. Japanese abacus, Soroban having 1 and 4 beads in upper and lower deck respectively is popularly used today, because of its simplified approach.
•How can your abacus program help my child?
We understand that a child loves to play and learns better if taught in a playful manner. Our Abacus training for children is planned to keep in view the above. Hence, our Brain Development Program ensures the overall development of a child at an early age without creating any added pressure. It enhances its arithmetic and numerical abilities. It also adds to the confidence of child by evolving skills like listening, concentration, visualization, logical reasoning, photographic memory, and recall.
•Will my child become a mathematician?
Abacus training for children is designed to enhance their arithmetic and numerical abilities by improving their listening abilities and their ability to perform mental calculations with accuracy and speed. This adds to their confidence and level of interest in mathematics. Apparently, this leads to better performance in the subject.
•Who can join the course?
Children between the age group of 4 to 14 are eligible to join.
•How many classes conducted in a month?
4 (four) classes in a month. The classes are conducted once in a week (generally on weekends) which is 2 hours each.
•Why don’t you conduct classes for the whole week and complete the syllabus in the shorter span?
Abacus needs regular practice and each child needs half an hour practice for 6 days to be prepared for the next class. We believe not to stress the child and so do not overburden him/her along with the school syllabus.
•Will my child be able to retain abacus training lifetime?
Abacus training is all about how the child practices the lessons which are being taught. If the child regularly exercises abacus methods, then definitely it can make use of the training in future.