Why learn Abacus?

What is abacus?

Abacus is a rectangular tool with beads in it used for the purpose of counting and calculations. The tool has been used for a long time to help children understand maths. It has been used at abacus centers, in schools especially at early ages of child in KG, Grade 1 and Grade 2. Each bead represents numbers and uses place value concept for higher numbers. There is a horizontal bar in the rectangular tool. In the initial years the child learns maths with the help of this tool and later the child is able to do the same mentally by visualizing abacus in the mind. The abacus program helps the child to increase to speed and accuracy in math calculations. It develops left and right side of the brain and is also called brain development program. Most of the abacus programs have 2.5- 3 years of duration where in the child learns to calculate faster in maths operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Why learn Abacus?

Learning the abacus, also known as a counting frame, can provide several benefits, including:

1.Improved mental math skills: The abacus is an excellent tool for mental math calculations. Learning how to use it can help to develop and improve your ability to perform arithmetic calculations in your head.

2.Enhanced focus and concentration: Using an abacus requires focus and concentration, which can help to improve these skills over time. This can also lead to increased mindfulness and reduced stress.

3.Improved memory: Using an abacus can help to improve your working memory by requiring you to hold and manipulate information in your mind while performing calculations.

4.Cultural and historical significance: The abacus has a rich history and cultural significance in many countries, including China, Japan, and Korea. Learning how to use the abacus can help to deepen your understanding and appreciation of these cultures.

5.Fun and engaging: Learning how to use the abacus can be a fun and engaging activity, especially for children. It can help to make math more enjoyable and less intimidating.

Overall, learning how to use the abacus can provide several benefits, including improved mental math skills, enhanced focus and concentration, improved memory, cultural and historical significance, and fun and engagement.

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