Abacus class
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Programmes

ABACUS CLASS

Through this course, with the use of the 3G abacus, our students will be equipped with the ability to perform complex mathematical calculations. Students will then be coached on how to perform these calculations mentally, allowing them to do complex calculations in a matter of seconds. Stimulating their visual, auditory and tactile senses, our abacus class assists in the development of the child mentally, promoting better memory, comprehension, attention span and critical thinking skills. 

Currently, the 3G abacus is the only set of abacus curriculum to achieve convergence with primary school mathematics teachings, thus this course will allow your child to effectively apply and transfer the knowledge learnt in our class to solve mathematical problems in school.

Abacus Promotes Children's Intellectual Development

3G Abacus uses the counting of beads as a foundation, then move on to calculating with the beads virtually and eventually using visualisation of the beads in the mind to do complex calculations. From the use of the abacus to the removal of it, students have to use their visual, auditory and tactile abilities to form abstract images of the abacus in their minds, thereby allowing them to do the complex calculations.

3G Abacus is a recently developed technology, exploring the revolution of the traditional abacus, enabling fast development and achieving a major breakthrough in abacus technique, and can be noted as a new milestone in the history of the abacus. With children nowadays having a lack of willpower, and hardworking spirit due to various reasons, learning abacus will benefit them by continually assisting their character and mental development through receiving education in multi-disciplinary subjects, developing an indomitable and hardworking spirit.

3G Abacus, through hands-on activities, is designed to promote children's brains and develop memory, comprehension, attention and thinking skills. Teaching children to recognize numbers, count and perform calculation is difficult due to their tender age. However in the last decade, a large number of scientific studies and practical experience shows that if the child starts learning from the abacus, utilizing the abacus not only as a learning tool and teaching aid, more as a toy to play with while learning, it will improve the child’s computing capacity. The abacus being easy to use, is then welcomed by children, which will encourage a keen interest in mathematics, and improve the quality of teaching.

Three Major Advantages of the 3G Abacus

1.Intuitive, Vivid, Consistency in the Number of Beads and Combination;

The "3G Abacus" has nine beads on a beam, and the number of beads to establish a one-to-one relationship, in comparison to the “one bead as five” concept, which is fuzzy and difficult to grasp. This one to one relationship is in line with a child’s concept of calculation.

2.Simplified Formulas, Easy to Learn Style Suitable for Young Children

The "3G Abacus" has no “one bead as five” quinary (base five) system, using the more familiar decimal system (base ten). This reduces the original four mathematical calculation steps to two steps, reducing the child's learning obstacles.

3.Convergence with Primary School Teachings

"3G Abacus" is currently the only set of abacus curriculum to achieve convergence with the primary school mathematics teachings.

Benefits of Learning 3G Abacus:

1.Significantly Enhanced Computational and Mathematical Abilities

In a year, after weekly sessions of one and a half hours, the child will have the mental arithmetic ability to perform operations on numbers with 2-3 digits.

2.Enhanced Spatial Memory

Through the use of the beads, the child's visual-spatial intelligence and ability will improve significantly.

3.Improved Attentiveness

Through listening, observing, feeling and speaking, the child will have improved coordination of the five senses, leading to improved attentiveness.

4.Strengthened Perceptive Ability

Through the use of multiple and varying methods such as teacher-student interaction, game-based teaching, protect and develop the child's insight and imagination.

5.Improved Confidence and Willpower

Focus of classroom teaching is to guide the child’s performance, emphasizing the appreciation of education. Outperforming peers at their age after going through the course, children continue to feel the progress and success, further improving their confidence and perseverance.

6.Foster Planning and Target Orientated Mindset

As part of the curriculum, through agreements by both teachers and students, incentives are given to students during lessons, with the intention and purpose to programme the child to do things according to and with a plan and achieve their target, improving the child’s cognitive intelligence.

Testimonial

Child:"I learnt it in five minutes."

Parents: "The old abacus requires children to memorize many formulas, is boring and takes a large amount of effort to teach them. The effects on the child were also not obvious. With 3G Abacus, everything has changed; it is not only quick, but also visual, with no need to remember formulas. Children learn it very easily and we have a sense of accomplishment."

Primary School Principal: "3G Abacus using 'decimal' number system, which is in line with the school curriculum. Children who have learned the 3G Abacus are able to enter primary school with ease."

Primary School Teacher: "3G Abacus is indeed a very good curriculum. It is a good way to visualize something abstract, intuitive, simplified, helping to form the child’s 'number concepts', and play a strong role in promoting the development of mathematics and calculation ability. Classes for lower primary students can be set up."