AbacusMaster Canada focuses on providing the best abacus training for young students across the country. We help students between the ages 6 to 13, to develop their arithmetic, analytic and other related skills using the unique abacus method.
In AbacusMaster Canada, we lay emphasis on delivering quality-driven abacus math education. We train children to utilise both the rational and creative sides of their brains to help them do mental math faster and with more ease.. We aim to make our students’ learning experiences both enjoyable and enlightening, so that they may do and feel their best when it comes to math.
What makes Abacus Math so unique?
The journey to master the abacus method involves immense training to rapidly solve arithmetic problems first on an abacus, and then eventually in the minds.Over time, students learn their own way to visualize the sliding of beads in their minds, as they would on an abacus. Generally, analytical abilities and functions are performed by the left side of our brains, while creative functions by the right hemispheres. The abacus method involves the usage of both sides of the brain. Consequently, students practice their concentration, memory and imaginative skills, as well as logic, to do math that can also help them in their daily lives.
"With AbacusMaster Canada, Make Your Kid a Math Genius!"
What is Mental Arithmetic?
Mental arithmetic involves mentally performing arithmetic calculations (i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), without the use of a pen and paper or gadgets.
What is an Abacus?
An abacus is a simple tool used to perform rapid arithmetic calculations that was invented thousands of years ago. An abacus consists of a rectangular frame with a number of vertically arranged rods, each with a number of beads that can freely slide up and down. The beads, rods and movements of said beads, represent numbers, place values, and various arithmetic calculations, respectively.
We provide practice videos and worksheets to students in all 8 levels. These resources supplement students’ practice of mental calculations via visualizing the abacus method.. The videos contain clips with flashing numbers that appear on the screen at varying speeds that can be adjusted according to students’ requirements.
What is Abacus Math?
The Abacus Math technique is an ingenious method for rapidly doing mental arithmetic that has existed for thousands of years. First, students learn to represent numbers and solve arithmetic problems on an abacus, by moving its beads. Subsequently, they learn to mentally visualize said movements of beads in their own unique ways. Using an abacus is a unique method of calculation that allows for immense speed even with large numbers involved. Thus, it is widely taught in child development programs, in many countries even today, to maximize children’s creative and logical capabilities
Parts of an Abacus
- Frame: An abacus has a rectangular frame.
- Beam: A horizontal bar divides the frame.
- Rods: The abacus we use at AbacusMaster Canada has 17 vertical “rods”. Each rod has a total of 5 beads.
- Upper beads: Each vertical rod has one bead above the beam. These are called the “upper beads” or the “heaven beads”.
- Lower beads: Each rod has four beads below the beam. These are called the “lower beads” or the “earth beads”.