01. 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....

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- Jan 30, 2021

01. 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....

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- Jan 29, 2021

02. 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...

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- Jan 28, 2021

03. 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...

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- Jan 27, 2021

04. 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...

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- Jan 26, 2021

05. 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...

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- Jan 25, 2021

06. 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...

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- Jan 24, 2021

07. 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...

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- Jan 23, 2021

08. 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...

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- Jan 22, 2021

09. 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...

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- Jan 21, 2021

10. Learning the meaning of adding and subtracting columns.

Why is it necessary to study the addition and subtraction of vertical and horizontal columns? First is that when the school mathematics...

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- Jan 20, 2021

11. The Combination of abacus and elementary school math.

Why does abacus help build the foundation for math in elementary school? The main reason is math in Grade 1 to Grade 4 are made up of...

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- Jan 19, 2021

12. Multiplication and division teaching should determine its position first.

The abacus starts from the eighth level (or finishes learning with two digits). If the students have no comment errors and correct...

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- Jan 18, 2021

13. What can parents do to help when students are learning abacus?

The first six months are the most crucial period. Since it is quite different from traditional school math, the first six months will be...

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- Jan 17, 2021

14. Is accuracy or speed more important in Abacus and Mental Arithmetic learning?

In the process of learning abacus, most teachers will first emphasize on the accuracy of calculation, which is a natural concept. First...

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- Jan 16, 2021

15. The importance of over-quotient in division

In the study of abacus and mental arithmetic, if you ask students: which subject is the most difficult one among addition, subtraction,...

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- Jan 15, 2021

16. Complimentary functions of computer flash calculation

In the past three decades, the footprint of the abacus has gradually spread all over the world. This is a well-known fact. But with the...

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- Jan 14, 2021

17. Pointers for older abacus and mental arithmetic students (6 to 10 years old)

The best age for students to start learning abacus and mental arithmetic is between the age of six and ten. Students of this age have...

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- Jan 13, 2021

18. The importance of choosing the best abacus teaching materials

The selection and use of abacus and mental arithmetic teaching materials determine the effectiveness of students learning. Good layout...

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- Jan 12, 2021

19. How long should a student learn abacus?

How many years does a student need to learn abacus? The more appropriate question would be what level a student should attain in abacus....

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- Jan 11, 2021

20. What is the certification exam?

In abacus, certification exam is held once or twice a year. The levels tested depend on student’s current learning state. The exam...

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- Jan 10, 2021

21. What is the abacus skills classification?

Like many other fields, abacus has its own graded exam and verification system. Currently, there are at least 100 organizations or...

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- Jan 9, 2021

22. An Overview of Two-hand Method

Abacus Association of China stresses that using two hands to operate abacus serves two main functions: increased speed over the one-hand...

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- Jan 8, 2021

23. An Overview on One-hand Method

Although abacus originated in China, 1-4 abacus was a Japanese innovation. Taiwan and Korea very likely imported the one-hand abacus...

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- Jan 7, 2021

24. Feasibility of Two-hand Method

Sometimes, parents of left-handed students would want to know whether their children can learn abacus using their left hand to write and...

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- Jan 6, 2021

25. Nine-bead abacus and its uses

What is a nine-bead abacus? It is also a kind of abacus teaching aids. The abacus tools used by countries around the world to promote...

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- Jan 5, 2021

26. The connection between abacus and mathematics

There are always polarized opinions about the good and bad of abacus learning. Those who disagree think that abacus and mental arithmetic...

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- Jan 4, 2021

27. How to choose a high-quality abacus teaching center?

Many people questioned why in the age of computerization we should still learn the ancient calculation tool of the abacus? This is the...

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- Jan 3, 2021

28. The importance of instructor certification

Abacus and mental arithmetic are an easy discipline to get into, but a hard one to master. In addition to the basic addition and...

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- Jan 2, 2021

29. The state of abacus education around the world

Abacus was traditionally used in Asian countries for commercial purposes. About 40 years ago, electronic calculators and computers...

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- Jan 1, 2021

30. Vision of abacus education

Over the past 100 years, the invention and progress of civilization and technology have far exceeded the sum of human history. The most...

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- Dec 31, 2020

How to find a good abacus school

How to select a good abacus and mental arithmetic education center? 作者：廖正輝 Author: David Liao ...

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