British Youth International College

abacus mental arithmetic

Mastering Arithmetic using Abacus Maths

Practising the Abacus mathematics tool is an effective way for children to master maths and mental arithmetic skills. Using an Abacus requires and trains kids in eye/hand coordination skills.

Abacus exercises the brain to its unbelievable potential, using activities that require memory, concentration, analysis, visualisation and control. These activities encourage the brain to remember arithmetic skills. As well as complete mental calculations faster than traditional maths with higher levels of accuracy.

The speeds at which children can calculate arithmetic when they understand the abacus mental arithmetic technique is truly amazing. In early learning, there is standard additions and subtractions but eventually, this extends to a higher level of maths including square roots, long division and many other areas of maths. These are traditionally are very difficult, almost impossible to carry out mentally, but with Abacus and hard work, the impossible becomes possible. If you wish to see some of our students and the progress they are making towards mastering arithmetic please visit our youtube channel.

Abacus is also an excellent way to move away from singular traditional teaching methods of mathematics and provides a flexible, educational way to help children learn maths. It provides high, mental stimulation and can be a lot of fun to practice, making it a desirable way for children to learn, the fun aspect keeps children engaged and makes them want to learn more and improve.

On top of all the arithmetic and brain development positives that are gained, practising Abacus additionally helps exercise the muscles found in the eyes as your eyes are frequently moving. This helps improve the blood flow around the eyes and can help improve eyesight over time.

Overall, Abacus offers many positives for your child, and really, enrolling in abacus maths classes will give your child a head start in many ways.