Important benefits of Abacus Maths have been highlighted by various academic – and learning institutions and are summarised below:
- An interactive and multi-sensory programme
- Provides a solid foundation for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- Enables an all-encompassing brain development experience
- Teaches the language of maths for children aged 3 to 13
- It develops a variety of other skills such as:
listening skills and
sound reasoning skills
Increases confidence and self-esteem
- Increases problem solving abilities
- Enhances photographic memory
- Increases IQ up to 25 points
- Makes maths fun and enjoyable
How the Abacus is a Tool that Naturally Suits Both Brain Hemispheres?
It is common knowledge that the left and right hemispheres of our brain process information differently. To briefly summarise, the left brain is dominated by analytical thinking and verbal information. The right brain is non-verbal and intuitively processes information from the “bigger picture” that is being experienced. When children engage in learning how to solve mathematical problems with an abacus, the tactile, visual and interactive parts of the brain are used in conjunction with a range of brain functions that are trying to compute and visualise an answer. In other words, the left and the right brain have to be engaged in order to solve a problem.
Teaching children how to do simple left brain – right brain “warm up routines” is not only fun to do, but also very important to help prepare students on a mental and emotional level for any exam situation