SAMAglobalJan 301 min01. What are abacus and mental arithmetic?Abacus is an ancient calculator originated from China. It was used for basic mathematic operations and solve questions like square roots....

SAMAglobalJan 291 min02. Why do students learn abacus and mental arithmetic?One common question people have is “In an era of easy access to computers and calculators, why go through the trouble of learning mental...

SAMAglobalJan 281 min03. Abacus and Mental Arithmetic’s Complimentary Functions.The main purpose of abacus and mental arithmetic training is to give young students the ability to do basic mathematic operations...

SAMAglobalJan 271 min04. What is the best age for students to learn abacus?The best time (for a student) to begin learning abacus is between age six to ten. Students/children under six are not fit to hold a...

SAMAglobalJan 261 min05. How to choose a good abacus?The importance of an abacus is akin to that of a good musical instrument for a musician. Abacus is a multi-purpose tool. It does not need...

SAMAglobalJan 253 min06. The necessity of memorizing beads formula.For the basic abacus addition and subtraction calculations movements, the abacus design is one upper bead and four lower beads. There are...

SAMAglobalJan 243 min07. Auxiliary function of mental arithmetic shadow bead card.The mental arithmetic shadow bead card refers to a picture of the abacus that the teacher assists the student in establishing the abacus...

SAMAglobalJan 231 min08. Mental Arithmetic with listening and reading.The main purpose of learning abacus is to lay the groundwork for mental arithmetic. The difference between mental arithmetic and school...

SAMAglobalJan 231 minCovid-19 UpdatesDear SAMA Chairman, Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, we think that restricting travelling is safe for us for the time being. After...

SAMAglobalJan 231 min2019 SAMA Competition in Taoyuan, Taiwan.2019 SAMA Competition in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The first SAMA Competition welcomed contestants from 15 countries, including China, Hong Kong,...

SAMAglobalJan 231 minFounder, Mr. David Liao gave training in ArmeniaSAMA's founding chairman, Mr. David Liao was invited to give a seminar in Yerevan, Armenia. Thank you for all of the teachers who...

SAMAglobalJan 232 minSAMA Instructor Certification Program Launches Later This YearSAMA will introduce the Instructor Certification Program later this year. Below you will find the general information and terms. SAMA...

SAMAglobalJan 231 minSAMA Instructor Certification ProgramSAMA will introduce its Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Instructor Certification Program later this year (jointly with PAMA). This new...

SAMAglobalJan 231 minThank you for joining us!Thanks to all your support, the SAMA Inauguration successfully concluded in August! SAMA now boosts more than 10 member countries and...

SAMAglobalJan 231 minUpcoming Training session in Taipei!The dates for the next Training Session for Teachers will be December 13 to 15 in Taipei, Taiwan. The Training Session for Teachers have...

SAMAglobalJan 221 min09. The purpose of finger-counting.In some abacus centers claim that young children can start learning abacus from the age of 4. Their syllabus usually starts with...

David Liao(Founder of PAMA & SAMA)Jan 222 minLet us celebrate the inauguration of SAMA together!In July of 1999, Pan Pacific Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Association (PAMA) held its first international abacus and mental arithmetic at...

SAMAglobalJan 221 min2018 SAMA Inauguration Ceremony2018 SAMA Inauguration Ceremony The Secretariat is excited to announce that the Summit Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Association (SAMA)...